Cross River condoles with family on four children lost to landslide
Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (CRSPHCDA), Dr. Janet Ekpenyong, has paid a condolence visit to the family of middle-aged and physically challenged father, Ndifreke Sylvester, over the loss of four children to a landslide in Calabar South Council.
Ndifreke lost four children to landslide on July 13, 2022 following a downpour that brought down their mud house at Okong-Mbang village, off Nasarawa community in Calabar, killing the children, while having their meal.
Unemployed Ndifreke, his wife and two other children escaped the landslide.
Ekpenyong, who represented the state Governor, Ben Ayade, yesterday, broke down in tears when she visited to donate medical and food items to the bereaved family.
While consoling the family, she assured them of government’s support to the welfare of the survivors, including medical bills at General Hospital.
“This is very sad news; waking up to hear of this quantum loss and damages left me devastated all day.
“It’s not easy to lose a loved one let alone having four of your children killed in one day.
“The governor and his dear wife, sympathise with your family. They sent me to visit the family, provide both medical and welfare supports and to see that the two surviving kids are doing well and responding to treatment.
In response, Ndifreke thanked the government for promising to ensure surviving family members do not go hungry and homeless.