25 November 2012

Nigeria: RVSG Closes Relief Camp in Abua

Port Harcourt — As flood that submerged lands and displaced thousands of Nigerians across the country recedes, Rivers State government yesterday closed relief camp accommodating about 10,000 internally displaced persons in Abua/Odua local government area of the state even as most of the displaced persons complained that they had no place to put their heads as flood washed away their homes.

Some of the returnees who spoke to our reporter under condition of anonymity said they had no shelter as their houses mud houses were eroded.

However the Rivers State Commissioner for Special Duties, Emeka Nwogu said the state government concluded arrangement to provide temporal accommodation for those whose houses were destroyed.

He said accommodation will be provided in the villages of some of the returnees.

The chairman of Abua/Odua local government area and a lecturer in the state university of science and technology, Dr Monday Okonny handed out relief materials such as food, clothing and stipends to the returnees.

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