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FG promises relief materials to natural disaster victims

03 November 2012, 11:03

Buanchor - Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Friday restated the Federal Government's resolve to alleviate the sufferings of the victims of natural disasters.

He gave the assurance in Buanchor, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River, after conducting an assessment tour of some communities that were recently ravaged by floods and landslide.

The vice-president said that the Federal Government had earmarked N400 million for the procurement of relief materials for all the affected communities in Cross River.

He, however, gave an assurance that more relief would come for the affected communities in due course.

Sambo, who described Gov. Liyel Imoke of Cross River as an honest and hardworking governor, expressed the hope that the victims of the natural disasters would be fairly treated and accommodated.

He also conveyed the Federal Government's commiseration for the affected people.

Responding, Imoke thanked the Federal Government for giving the affected communities a sense of belonging.

He said that Sambo’s visit was bound "to change the stories" of the victims of the natural disasters and commended the communities for managing the situation in a good way.

Expressing gratitude to God, Imoke noted that no outbreak of epidemics had been recorded in the affected communities in spite of their harrowing conditions.



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