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Cross River flood victims receive NEMA relief donation

09 April 2015, 16:06Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - More than 3 000 people that have been affected by floods and landslides in the Agwagune community of Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State are poised to benefit from a donation of building material by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The material is to support the reconstruction of residential and public buildings in the community.

Handing over the items in the community, the Director Relief and Rehabilitation at NEMA, Eugene Eze, said the rehabilitation and resettlement of Agwagune community would bring to an end the nightmare of annual floods, landslide and resulting into lost of means of livelihood and displacement from their homes as the rehabilitation would ensure that building are safe and livable, making the community more resilient.

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Executive Director of Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, Vincent Aquah, said Agwagune had over the years lost a large portion of its habitable land mass to annual flooding and landslide. He commended NEMA for making possible the relocation of 964 households, saying over the years there had been efforts to ensure people were relocated to new land.

Cross River State Government Secretary, Dr Tom Ogar, appreciated the gesture of the Federal Government through the NEMA.

“The items will be judiciously utilized to the benefit of all the community,” said Ogar.

The items presented include cement, roofing sheets, ceiling boards, wood and nails.

- CAJ News


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