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Kogi denies alleged neglect of flood victims

06 November 2012, 09:06

Kogi - The Deputy Governor of Kogi, Mr Yomi Awoniyi, on Monday denied the alleged neglect of flood victims in the state,  saying they were getting the best attention from the government.

In a statement issued in Lokoja by his Press Secretary, Mr Michael Abu, the deputy governor said the affected persons, being accommodated in the 83 camps, were getting the best treatment.

He said the state government had completed a verification to ascertain their numbers and requirements for re-settlement.

Awoniyi said the verification followed a recommendation from the UN,  which ranked the state as the most organised in handling victims of flood.

“The government is already in the process of building houses for those affected,” Awoniyi said.

Awoniyi further said that the state had acquired some Federal Government houses to relocate the victims.

He said the state government had record of donations received for the victims and stressed that only those genuinely affected would  be compensated.

 Awoniyi said some of the victims would have their houses rebuilt, while others would be provided land and financial support.



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