17 January 2013

Nigeria: Flood - Kogi Counts Losses

The Kogi State Government on Thursday revealed the extent of damages done to human and material resources in the state as a result of flood that ravaged the area.

Capt Idris Wada, the Kogi State Governor, was full of lamentation when he received in audience the Presidential Committee on Flood and Rehabilitation who visited the State.

Represented by his Deputy, Yomi Awoniyi, the governor described as unprecedented what the state suffered as a result of flood.

He said that in the wake of the flood , over 623,690 persons were displaced while 61,775 houses were destroyed and 304,775 hectares offarmlands were washed away across 9 local government councils of the state.

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