Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Flood Displaced Persons Rise To 600,000 In Kogi

The Kogi Government said on Monday that no fewer than 600, 000, with women and children in the majority, were displaced in the floods disaster in the state.
The state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Abdulrahaman Wuya, told newsmen in Lokoja that the number of resettlement camps for the victims had also risen from the initial nine to 87.
Wuya said that the camps were mostly public primary and secondary schools and some health centres, adding that the flood affected 457 communities across nine local government areas.
He said government had set up medical stands in the camps while the referral centre in Idah had been directed to complement the medical stands in the town because of the high number of displaced people from Ibaji Local Government.
Wuya said that a committee, under the chairmanship of the state Deputy Governor, Mr Yomi Awoniyi, had been set up to evolve  measures of addressing all sectors affected by the floods.

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