We have not neglected flood victims- Kogi Deputy Gov.

Lokoja and environs has been submerged by water
Flood: Residents of Lokoja now move around in canoes right in the city centre

The State Government says it will build new houses for some of the victims


Nov.6 (PREMIUM TIMES) —The Kogi State Government has denied that it has neglected flood victims in various relief camps in the state.

The Deputy Governor of Kogi, Yomi Awoniyi, on Monday claimed that the victims were getting the best attention from the government.

In a statement issued in Lokoja by his Press Secretary, Michael Abu, the deputy governor said the affected persons, being accommodated in the 83 camps, were getting the best treatment.

He said the state government had completed a verification to ascertain their numbers and requirements for re-settlement.

Mr. Awoniyi said the verification followed a recommendation from the UN, which ranked the state as the most organised in handling victims of flood.

“The government is already in the process of building houses for those affected,” he said.

He further said the state had acquired some Federal Government houses to relocate the victims. He said the state government had record of donations received for the victims and stressed that only those genuinely affected would be compensated.

Mr. Awoniyi said some of the victims would have their houses rebuilt, while others would be provided land and financial support.

Kogi State was one of the most affected by the floods; with a particular local government, Ibaji, virtually completely submerged in waters. It is one of the states promised N500 million assistance by the Federal Government.

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