19 November 2012

Nigeria: Traders Want Upward Review of Flood Victims' Rehabilitation Fund

Awka — Traders in Onitsha, Anambra State, weekend, said the N17.6 billion voted by the Federal Government for flood victims in the country was not enough, considering the level of destruction caused by it.

Consequently, they urged that the money be reviewed upward in the interest of those affected by the problem.

Members of the New Motor Tyre and Tube Dealers Association, who made the call while donating food items and cash worth N25 million to some less privileged homes as part of their contribution towards alleviating their suffering, observed that the amount might not even be enough to solve the problem caused by the flood in one state.

Some of the items donated to the homes were 264 bags of rice, 66 bags of semolina, 93 bags of Indomie noodles, ten cartons of Milo, ten cartons of ovaltine and several cartons of toilet roll.

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