Flood: Benue Receives Over 2000 Displaced Persons

Posted: September 30, 2015 in life and human interest, News
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…..As govt Donate relief materials

No fewer than 2000 internally displaced persons of the flood disaster in Benue state are admitted in the refugee camp designated by the Benue state government.

The commissioner for water resources and environment, Engr. Nick Wende stated this yesterday in Makurdi while fielding questions from journalists. He said the state government has commence donation of relief materials to alleviate the suffering condition of the displaced.

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IDPs at the Makurdi Ultra modern Market

According to Wende, the state government has inaugurated a committee for the registration of refugees which, he said the officials are posted in various areas of the state that are affected by the flood.

“As of now that the registration of displaced persons of the flood disaster has continued, so far, about 2000 persons have been registered and the state government has donated relief materials including mattresses,  buckets, and others relevant items.” Wende stated.

Commenting on the efforts to control the over flow of water, the commissioner noted that the administration of Governor Samuel Ortom has put in place proactive measures to ensure easy flow of drainages and that proper disposal of refuge is also enhanced.

Wende further stated that government has instituted engineering measures to reticulate water in the state and has paid the sum of N300 million for take off of maintenance and distribution of water to the populace.

He added that the administration of former Governor Gabriel Suswam proposed N1.9 billion for reticulated and maintenance of the Otukpo and Katsina-Ala water works, as well budget of N15billion for reticulated of water in Makurdi but insisted that the figures are outrageous and the new administration has reviewed it.

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