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Delta closes camps for flood victims

03 December 2012, 11:10

Delta -  The Delta Government has closed all camps opened to cater for the recent flood-ravaged victims in the state, Dr Tony Nwaka, the Commissioner for Special Duties, has said.

Nwaka told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba that the closure which started on Oct. 30, was concluded on Friday, with the ones at Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri South West.

NAN recalls that 22 camps were set up by the state government for the internally displaced persons in the 14 Local Government Areas affected by flooding.

The government had announced the provision of N174 million as allowance, comprising N5,000 to every adult and N3,000 to every child, willing to leave the camp.

The measure was informed by the fact the many of the victims had started leaving to participate in the farming season.

``The remaining camp, out of the two in Ogbe-Ijoh, was closed on Friday, and that was the last camp to be closed in the state. With that, we have officially closed all camps of all persons displaced by flood in the state”, Nwaka said.

He, however, said that relief materials donated for the victims would soon be distributed to them.

Meanwhile, the Committee on the Management of Federal Government Funds to Delta for post-flooding rehabilitation of the victims, stated that it would soon begin distribution of farm inputs to affected farmers.

The Chairman of the committee, Retired Justice Francis Taba, said that cassava and yam seedling would be among the inputs for distribution.

NAN

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