National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, says plans for the recovery process for flood victims in kogi state has reached conclusion stage.
Director General, NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja made this known while monitoring the continued distribution of relief materials to flood victims at the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.
Maihaja said the recovery process which includes resettlement of the victims, rebuilding of destroyed houses and building of new ones on higher grounds for those who live on low lands will soon commence.
He maintained that the federal government was committed to assisting all state affected by the 2018 flood disaster.
NEMA, DG also said that the federal government recognised the efforts of kogi state government, the Red Cross and other stakeholders in their quick response to the nine local government areas of the state affected by the flood.
The member representing kogi/koton – karfe state constituency at the kogi state house of assembly, Zakari Osewu and Kogi state commissioner for Environment, Sanusi Yahaya, applauded the efforts of the federal government in coming to the aid of the victims.
A victim and Leader of the IDP camp, Sani Baba appreciated the federal and state governments as well as NEMA for coming to their aid.
The team had earlier visited the office of the kogi State Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, where he told the team that it was time for the federal government to find a lasting solution to the perennial flooding caused by the rivers Niger and Benue.
Food Items ranging from bags of rice, maggi, salt, sugar and gallons of vegetable oil were distributed to a total of two hundred and nine house holds of one thousand, two hundred and forty-one persons in the camp.
BY: SUNNY ADEBIJA/KOGI