Igarra - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Saturday promised Federal Government's financial assistance to victims’ of the recent flood disaster in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo.
The Assistant Zonal Coordinator, South-South of NEMA, Godwin Tepikor, made the promise when he inspected the affected areas.
The flood last weekend flood three lives whiles over 170 houses were also destroyed.
The zonal coordinator was accompanied on the assessment visit by the Sen. Domingo Obende, representing Edo North and Rep. Peter Akpatason, representing the area in the House of Representatives.
Tepikor assured the victims that government's assistance will soon come their way.
"It is a natural disaster and when you say natural disaster it is not within the control of human beings.
"It has happened and that is why we are here as an intervention agency for on-the- spot assessment and report to the government.
"As soon as we are through with the paper work, they will hear from the government,’’ he said.
Akpatason who also spoke, said it was the first time such disaster had affected the community.
"We have not seen a flood of this magnitude and the people are shocked, devastated and mourning,’’ he said.