By Perez Brisibe
UGHELLI—Years after the military invasion of Kokori community in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State in search of suspected militants, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Solomon Edojah, in the state has stressed the need for the rehabilitation of victims of the Kokori crisis.
Making the call during the first edition of the Hon Solomon Edojah Grant for the needy, the former House of Representatives member for Ethiope federal constituency explained that years after the crisis that rocked the community which resulted in the loss of property worth millions of naira, there was need to rehabilitate victims of the crisis.
The beneficiaries numbering 46, went home with various sums of money after they were selected by a 3-man panel which interviewed them on their most pressing financial needs to enable them expand their businesses.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Erema Micheal applauded the sponsors of the programme, describing it as a laudable gesture that should be emulated by other well meaning individuals in the community.
“Today is a great day for me because I have been looking for funds to expand my business and this is a respite for me and my family. If other eminent individuals in this community can embark on similar gestures, it will help in boosting the living standard of residents of the community.”