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Edo to release N100m to flood victims

24 September 2012, 12:17

Edo - Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo has said that N100 million would be released to cater for about 30, 000 persons displaced by flooding in Etasko East and Etsako Central Local Government Areas of the state.

The governor who made the disclosure on Sunday during his visit to camps of displaced persons, said the money would be used to purchase relief materials for the displaced persons.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oshiomhole also promised free medical services in the camp and transportation to enable the displaced to return home.

The governor, who bemoaned the situation of the displaced, stated that the flood was the worst natural disaster to occur in the state.

``Never in history have we had such a natural disaster in the state. Just as we are concerned, so also is the President.

``Both the state and the Federal Government are putting heads together to see to it that the displaced do not suffer much,’’ he stated.

NAN reports that over 30,000 persons from 12 communities in the two Local Government Areas of state were affected by the flood.

The flood, which was as a result of the River Niger over-flowing its banks, destroyed hundreds of hectares of farm lands.

The flood which completely submerged 10 of the communities also destroyrd houses and other valuables.

The only road linking the communities had also been flooded.



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