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Edo Flood Victims Get Support from Government


Support has come the way of the recent Edo state flood victims in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state, as Federal government has promised them financial assistance to make up for the various degree of losses suffered during the disaster.

The Assistant Zonal Coordinator, South-South, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Godwin Tepikor, dropped this hint Saturday during the site inspection of the affected areas.

Mr. Tepikor promised the victims of the last weekend flood, which claimed three lives including a pastor and destroyed over 170 houses that the government’s assistance would soon be extended to the victims.

Accompanied by Senator Domingo Obende of Edo North District and House of Representatives member, Hon. Peter Akpatason, the NEMA Coordinator observed that flood was a natural disaster, which was, abound and nobody could control it.

He explained that another significant reason for the inspection was that, as a disaster and emergency intervention agency, he visited to have on-the- spot assessment and report to the government.
The NEMA Zonal boss promised the affected that they would hear from the government as soon as it was through with the paper works.

Hon. Akpatason disclosed that such huge disaster was the first of its kind in the local council area, adding that the residents were shocked and still in mourning mood.



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