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Edo donates to flood victims

05 March 2014, 21:31

Edo -  Edo State Government has donated N10 million and 200 bundles of roofing sheets to victims of recent rainstorms which wreaked havoc in Ozalla community in Owan West Local Government Area.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole announced the donation after inspecting th extent  of damages in the community.

He described the disaster that occurred as "an act of God."
“We thank God that no life was lost. Buildings can be destroyed and can be rebuilt. I have seen some of the buildings and they were very badly affected. I saw an elderly woman whose roof was blown off by the rainstorm and she is now homeless. I have seen several other buildings.

"What happened has brought untold hardship to many people in Ozalla, but God will use men and women of goodwill to bring succour and relief to the people of this community.”

He commended the efforts of the Local Government Council for its support towards the victims.

“We in APC believe that government is about the people. We identify with the people when they are happy and we also identify with them when they are in distress and government must identify with the people at the time of need,” the governor added.

He said  a committee will be set up to properly identify those affected and determine how to share the N10 million donation.

He added government might consider an upward review of the donation if it was determined that the N10 million donation was not enough to cushion the effects of the disaster.

The Onotare of Ozalla, Albert Aieloshan, thanked the governor for his quick response to alleviate the sufferings of the people. 

- CAJ News

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