The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has donated the sum of N300 million to the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, COWLSO.
Governor Wike announced the donation at the ongoing 22nd National Women’s Conference (NWC) holding in Lagos.
The donation is coming on the backdrop of recent devastating flood that has submerged some communities in the State, rendering thousands homeless, and without food.
Recall that over 200 communities in four local councils of Rivers State, namely – Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA), Ahoada West, Ahoada East and Abual Odual – have been displaced by ravaging flood.
In an address at the occasion, Wike said the involvement of women in politics and decision-making in Lagos State is what is making it continue to set the pace in the country.
He said he was amazed at all that COWLSO is doing in Lagos State and promised to replicate all that he had learnt from the conference in his State as well.
Governor Wike also used the opportunity to declare total support for the re-election bid of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the 2023 general elections.