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Plateau Govt pledges assistance to flood victims

24 July 2012, 12:51

 Jos - The Plateau Government has commiserated with the families and surviving victims of Sunday’s devastating flood in some communities within the Jos metropolis.

Pastor Abraham Yiljap, the Commissioner for Information, who made the pronouncement in a press statement on Tuesday in Jos, described the flood as "devastating, painful and unfortunate".

He recalled with regret that the flood resulted in the death of persons and missing of many others.  

"Government is saddened by this unexpected natural phenomenon which has brought grief to the people in its wake," he said.

Yiljap said that the Gov. Jonah Jang had ordered the State Relief Committee to take steps in providing immediate relief for the surviving victims.

He added that the governor had urged all citizens of the state to pray against any situation that would bring further pain and discomfort on the people.

The flood killed 35 people and left several others missing with houses and other property worth millions of naira destroyed.



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