11 January 2013

Nigeria: Bauchi Flood Victims to Collect FG's N400 Million - Committee Chairman

Bauchi — Victims of the 2012 flood disaster in Bauchi State are to personally collect their share of the N400 million donated to the state by the Federal Government, an official said.

Amb. Adamu Aliyu, who the Chairman of the state Committee on the Distribution of the grant, made this known in an interview with reporters on Friday in Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of the state Aliyu, currently on a verification tour of local government areas in the Northern Senatorial District of the state, said that the grant was meant to assuage the suffering of the victims of the disaster.

"This committee was set up by the Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda following the flood disaster in July/Aug. 2012. "The Federal Government has kindly sent N400 million to the government of Bauchi State for distribution to the affected persons.

"The affected persons have been listed by the exercise carried out by the local governments, what we are now doing is to verify the areas, and confirm. "We hope this N400 million will go directly into the hands of those who are affected, and during the process of payment, the payment should be received by the person affected." (NAN)

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