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Widow of drowned keke rider gets N.2m compensation … placed on monthly salary of N50,000 By Vivian Cosmos

The wife of late Joseph Njoku, commercial tricycle (keke) operator, who drowned in a flood at Ugwuorji Owerri, recently has become another beneficiary of Gov. Rochas Okorocha’s humanitarian policy when she got N200,000 cash from the governor.

Disclosing this to Christian Voice, the Vice President of Imo Pilots Transport Association (IMPTA), Mr Bright Iroka, said that the governor also placed the widow on a N50,000 monthly stipend and promised to send her two children to Rochas Foundation School.

According to him, the governor disclosed this at a meeting between the wife of their deceased member, members of IMPTA and the governor after the incident.

IMPTA members had reported the incident to the governor. In reaction to the governor’s gesture, the keke operators as well as the widow of their fallen member thanked the governor for his benevolence.

The late Joseph Njoku, who was buried on Friday hailed from Oboro Amurie in Isu Local Government Area of Imo State.

He drowned when a flood that occurred recently during a heavy down pour near Imo State University (IMSU) Junction on Okigwe Road swept him off his feet into the deep drainage.

 

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