1 December 2012

Nigeria: Governor Wada Commissions 150 Units of Tent Houses for Flood Victims

Lokoja — Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada has commissioned 150 units of makeshift tent houses donated to flood victims in the state by a global donor agency, Shelter Box International.

Governor Wada urged the would be beneficiaries to take good care of the facilities, saying that government will continue in its efforts to make life more meaningful for the citizenry

Wada in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Richard Elesho said the initiative is the result of collaboration between Kogi Women Empowerment Network (KOWEN, petproject of the first lady, Hajia Halimat Wada and United Kingdom based Shelter Box International.

Governor Wada disclosed that schools previously used as refugee camps for the displaced persons are in the process of being renovated and reopened.

The Leader of the NGO, Mark Dier said the team was concerned about the devastating effect of flood on the houses of the victims which according to him, many of the houses are no longer habitable.

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