Ughelli - The Delta State Committee on the
Management of Federal Government Grant to 2012 Flood Victims had
commenced the distribution of N19 million drugs to the victims.
The Chairman of the committee, retired Justice Francis Tabai, said
that the drugs were meant to alleviate sufferings of the flood victims.
Represented by Florence Ehinlaiye, a member of the committee,
Tabai urged the council chairmen and the health officials in the
affected areas, to ensure that the drugs were distributed to only the
He also urged them to ensure that the drugs were administered on
children, women and aged persons who could not afford such drugs.
The Chairman of Ughelli North Local Government, Friday Akpoyibo,
who received the drugs on behalf of the victims, pledged that it would
be distributed to the affected persons.
Represented by Dr Mervis Oghoro, Head of the Primary Health Centre,
Akpoyibo commended the Federal and State Governments for their
Akpoyibo also commended the committee for their immense contribution in alleviating the suffering of the people.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the drugs include those
for the treatment of malaria, cough, pains, diarrhea, and other
The benefiting local governments affected by the 2012 flood disaster
are: Patani, Bomadi, Burutu, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Udu and Warri
NAN reports that the drugs distribution would continue on Sept. 13.