The flood victims are desperate to go home.
Flood victims in Kogi State are desperate to return to their lives, the Deputy Governor of the State, Yomi Awoniyi, has said.
Mr. Awoniyi, said this known when he received the Head, African Zone of the Red Cross, Alhassan Sengo, in his office in Lokoja on Thursday.
He said that there are several persons currently in displaced persons camps that yearn to return to their homes. Mr. Awoniyi said that measures had been put in place to make relief materials available to the victims even after they had gone home.
He said that the first phase of the flood management is to ensure that internally-displaced persons had the best of upkeep.
Mr. Awoniyi commended the Red Cross for its support during the disaster, describing the experience as a setback.
The Red Cross representative, Mr. Sengo said his visit is to ascertain the utilisation of funds given to Red Cross and the level of commitment of the volunteers. He commended the relationship that existed between the State Government and the Red Cross, and the efforts of the state in rehabilitating the victims.