• Short Summary

    FOUR HELICOPTERS, ASSIGNED TO THE NATIONAL REHABILITATION COMMISSION IN ENUGU, ARE NOW BEING USED TO SPEED THE DISTRIBUTION OF RELIEF TO WAR-RAVAGED AREAS.

  • Description

    FOUR HELICOPTERS, ASSIGNED TO THE NATIONAL REHABILITATION COMMISSION IN ENUGU, ARE NOW BEING USED TO SPEED THE DISTRIBUTION OF RELIEF TO WAR-RAVAGED AREAS.

    FOOD IS FLOWN INTO OWERRI, AWKA AND ABA. THERE IT IS TRANSFERRED TO LORRIES AND TAKEN TO TOWNS AND VILLAGES ALL OVER THE REGION.

    THESE HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEB IN USED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS MONTH. USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A FLEET OF LORRIES THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET SUPPLIES MORE REGULARLY AND PROMPTLY TO THE PEOPLE LIVING IN OUTLYING DISTRICTS.

    WHEN THE SERVICE WAS INTRODUCED, THE DIRECTOR OF RELIEF OPERATIONS IN THE EAST CENTRAL STATES, MR. OLUWU, WHO IS ALSO SECRETARY OF THE NATIONAL REHABILITATION COMMISSION, SAID THAT MORE TECHNICAL FACILITIES WOULD SOON BE INTRODUCED AT ENUGU AIRPORT. THE FLEET OF RELIEF VEHICLES WOULD ALSO BE INCREASED, AND LOCAL COMMISSIONS WERE BEING ENCOURAGED TO APPLY TO THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE NECESSARY ALLOCATION OF COMMODITIES.

    THE COMMISSION HAS ALSO LAUNCHED A SCHEME FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF YAM SEEDLINGS FOR FARMERS.

    (THE NIGERIAN RED CROSS HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL END ITS EMERGENCY POST-WAR RELIEF OPERATIONS ON 31 MARCH, AND WILL THEN HAND OVER ITS RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE STATE ADMINISTRATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9FDRVIJA6H7MFMZZM525118EM
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FDRVIJA6H7MFMZZM525118EM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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