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Cross River weather victims receive support

07 April 2015, 07:47Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated building material to the Agwagune community of Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The gesture comes as support of the reconstruction of residential and public buildings.

The agency said the effort was to ensure the rehabilitation and resettlement of about 4 000 people affected by floods and landslide.

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

Sani Datti, Senior Information Officer of NEMA, said the Director for Relief and Rehabilitation,  Eugene Eze, handed over the items to the community.

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Eze said the rehabilitation and resettlement of Agwagune community would end the nightmare of annual floods and landslide in the area.

Executive Director, Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, Vincent Aquah, said Agwagune Community used to be a large community but had lost a large portion of its habitable land mass to flooding and landslide.

He commended NEMA for actualizing the relocation of 964 households.

Secretary to the Cross River State Government, Tom Ogar, informed the community that government was worried about the situation and was doing everything possible to mitigate.

The traditional ruler of the community, His Royal Highness Onun Linus Inyang of Agwagune, thanked both the state and federal government agencies that had assisted the community.

- CAJ News


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