In line with his pledge to the family of Late Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Khana Local Government Area Governorship Election Agent, Dr Ferry Gberegbe, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has released N200 MILLION to the Gberegbe family for the education of the kids of the deceased lecturer.
It will be recalled that Governor Wike announced a N200million scholarship for the four children of the Late Dr Gberegbe, directing the widow of the deceased to open bank accounts for each of the four children. This pledge was made during the governor’s condolence visit to the family.
Dr Ferry Gberegbe, who was a lecturer at the Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori was murdered by SARs Personnel at the Bori Governorship Election Collation Centre. His murder was captured live on Facebook.
During the Condolence visit, Governor Wike said: “The State Government will offer scholarship to the four young children left behind by the deceased. The Mother of the children should open dedicated account for each of the children. The State Government will pay N50 million to each of the four children for their education.”
The Governor has officially released the said funds to the family of the Late Gberegbe. The money is meant for the training of the four children that the former academic left behind.
Although, the pledge ought to have been redeemed earlier, this is a welcome development as the family can now have some form of stability.
One thing that is still left undone is Justice for Gberegbe. The murderers of Dr Gberegbe should not go without facing the full force and wrath of the law. Until then the hashtag, #Justice4Gberegbe should return to the trending list.