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Presidential Flood Committee Donates N250m To Benue Victims

Updated Monday 11 September 2017 15:45
Presidential Flood Committee Donates N250m To Benue Victims

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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), Mr. Boniface Ortese, who disclosed this recently said over 2,769 households were also affected.

Aside the donation in Benue, the Dangote- led presidential committee also revealed that it has also donated the sum of N150million in kind to provide relief assistance to flood victims in Anambra State.

It also released the sum of N118million to NEMA to augment the N1.6 billion released by the federal government for procurement of food and non-food relief materials in aid of the flood victims in the 15 states comprising Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Kebbi, Kwara, Lagos, Niger, Ondo, Oyo, Plateau and Sokoto and, the FCT.

The rationale behind the projects, according to the committee, is to assist the benefiting states to better handle future emergencies, including flooding.

The committee, at its inauguration by former President Goodluck Jonathan, had raised a whopping N11.35 billion for flood victims.

Top on the list of donors at the event were Dangote and the federal government who donated N2.5 billion each.

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