Presidential Committee Agree N5bn For Construction Of IDPs

The Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation says it has signed a contract worth N5 billion for the construction of rehabilitation centres for victims of flood disaster in the federation.

Chairman of the committee, Dr. Sani Abubakar Burka, stated this when he led a delegation of the committee members on a recent courtesy visit to Governor Isa Yuguda, shortly after unveiling the distribution of relief materials to victims of flood, insurgency and communal clashes in Bauchi.

According to him, the distribution of relief materials, food and non-food items to the victims of insurgency and communal clashes would take place in 10 states, which include Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Benue, Kaduna, Katsina, Gombe, Nasarawa, Plateau and Yobe.

According to the chairman, the committee decided to extend its humanitarian gesture not only to victims of flood disaster, but to victims of insurgency, communal clashes and cattle rustlers.

Abubakar disclosed that the committee went out of its assigned confine to purchase food and non-food items worth N750 million to cushion the effect of victims of insurgency and communal clashes in the 10 states.

He said, “The committee earlier had a stakeholders meeting with members of Red Cross, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) National Orientation Agency (NOA) to work out the modalities for distribution in the 10 states so that the relief materials will get to the affected victims.”[Thisday]