Presidential Flood Committee Donates N250m To Benue Victims

Written by on September 11, 2017

Presidential Committee on flood relief and rehabilitation has provided N250 million as relief assistance to victims of the devastating floods in Benue State. The committee is headed by Aliko Dangote as its Chairman.

Also, in response to the request by the Benue State Government, the committee has approved the release of one Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) hostel in the state to provide temporary shelter for some of the displaced persons.

It would be recalled that more than 110,000 persons in 24 communities, including Makurdi, have been displaced by the flood in Benue State.

The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Boniface Ortese, who disclosed this recently, said over 2,769 households were also affected.

He explained that places affected included: Achusa, Idye, Wurukum Market, Genabe, Industrial Layout, Demekpe, Wadata Market, Katungu, behind the Civil Service Commission, Agboughul-Wadata among others in Makurdi.

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