Edo begins distribution of relief materials to flood victims
October 02, 2012 18:30
Benin, Oct. 3, 2012 (NAN) Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo says the State Government has started the distribution of relief materials to victims of the flood disaster in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ralph Okhiria, in Benin on Tuesday.
The statement said Oshiomhole made this known after inspecting the affected areas.
According to the statement, more than 30 communities of three local government areas - Etsako Central, Etsako East and Esan South East - are affected.
It added that Oshiomhole said the immediate release of funds would take care of the urgent needs of the victims.
It also stated that the distribution relief materials were being coordinated by the Chairman of the Relief Committee, Hajia Maimuna Momodu, in conjunction with the State Emergency Relief Agency.
The statement said the government would take adequate measure to ensure effective monitoring for even distribution of the materials to the victims.
It stated the governor appealed to the Federal Government to come to the aid of the victims.
The statement also listed the relief materials distributed to include mattresses, blankets, clothing, various food items, toiletries, beverages and drugs. (NAN)