Delta State Receives N237, 700 Million to Tackle Flood

Must Read

12-Year-Old Girl Dies Of Coronavirus In Belgium

A 12-year-old girl confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) patient has died in Belgium, health officials announced on Tuesday.According to a government...

Sierra Leone Records First Case Of Coronavirus

Sierra Leone has recorded its first case of the new coronavirus.The government made this known on Tuesday, making it...

Coronavirus: US Regulator Approves Chloroquine For Emergency Treatment

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine alongside some other...

Coronavirus: Sultan Slams Muslim Clerics For Misleading Followers

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has slammed some Islamic clerics over their non-adherence to instructions by experts on...

COVID-19: Lockdown By Buhari Is Legal, Says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the lockdown order by President Muhammadu Buhari on the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and...
Roti
News is my life; my life is good news!

flood5Information emerging from the national coordinator of the Forum for Justice and Human Rights Defence (FJHD) and Warri-based lawyer, Ogenejabor Ikimi has revealed that the sum of N237, 700 million out of the sum of N500 million bequeathed to Delta State has been approved to tackle the menace of flooding in the state.

Ikimi, who is also a member of the Delta State Committee on the Management of Federal Government Fund and Post Flooding Rehabilitation of Victims made this known in a statement made available to journalists on Monday, in Warri, Delta State. According to him, the committee had received the said money.

The lawyer, who said he was not out to run down members of the committee, called on Deltans, particularly flood victims, to put the members of the committee on their toes by seeking accountability and probity at all times.

His words: “As a member of the Delta State Committee on the Management of Federal Government Fund and Post Flooding Rehabilitation of Victims and the national coordinator of the Forum for Justice & Human Rights Defence, (FJHD). I can authoritatively confirm to you that , Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, the governor of Delta State, has approved the sum of N237,700,000.00 (Two hundred & thirty seven million, seven hundred thousand naira) in the first instance out of the sum of N500,000,000.00 ( Five hundred million naira) bequeathed to the state by the Federal Government to enable it to tackle the flood scourge in the state.

“As I speak with you, the committee is in receipt of the said money and I make this clarion call on all Deltans and in particular the flood victims to always demand accountability from members of the committee since the above has to do with public funds. The essence of the above call is to further enhance probity and transparency in the work of the committee and not necessarily to cast aspersions on the integrity of members of the committee,” Ikimi noted.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -