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Delta to relocate flood victims

25 September 2012, 16:21

Delta - The Delta Government on Tuesday said victims affected by the flood would be relocated and compensated.

The Deputy Governor Amos Utuama, made the statement in Asaba when he led some members of the Executive Council on a solidarity visit to some affected areas.

Utuama said that the government was pained about the unexpected hardship the flood had imposed on victims, adding that government had also set up a committee to handle the situation.

The deputy governor said the displaced persons would be relocated to schools temporarily, while relief materials would be provided for them.

He stated that the committee would also work out measures to avert a recurrence.

At Ifeanyichukwu Nwagbo Street, off Government House Road, Mr Andrew Nkwo, who spoke on behalf of the victims, said more than 500 houses were submerged.

He said that property worth billions of naira had been destroyed, and called for quick intervention by the state government.

He also appealed for an embankment to be constructed at the bank of River Niger to forestall future occurrence.



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