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Jonathan assures flood-impacted communities of support

13 October 2012, 14:12

Mbiama - President Goodluck Jonathan, has assured flood affected communities in Rivers of Federal Government’s support to cushion the effect of the disaster.

The president gave the assurance at Mbiama in Ahoada-West Local Government Area of Rivers on Saturday shortly after he visited the flood-impacted areas in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that several communities in Ahoada-West, Ahaoda East, Abua and Ogba/Egema/Ndoni Local Government Areas of the state are currently flooded.

Jonathan expressed worries at the suffering the flooding had caused to the residents of the affected areas.

He said that the Federal Government was poised to come to the aid of all the affected communities nationwide.

"As a government, we are very concerned about the health of the people living in the affected areas; we want to ensure that they live a normal life after the flooding," he said.

In his remarks, Gov. Chibuike Amaechi, described the president’s visit as a "clear indication of his responsiveness to the yearnings of the people".

Amaeachi also commended Jonathan for the release of some funds to the state to respond to the needs of the affected people.

"I acknowledge the receipt of the money given to us. I assure you that it will be used judiciously and for the reason it was given," he said.


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