26 February 2013

Nigeria: 17 Flood Victim Communities in Anambra Receive N153 Million Cash, Food

Awka — SEVENTEEN communities in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State, yesterday, received N153 million cash and other food items as part of state government's resettlement programme for the flood-ravaged communities.

The entire Anambra West Local Government was submerged during during last year's flood and the people are still battling to cope with the effect of the devastation.

Though farming had started in the area, many of the farmers were unable to procure seedlings as they were waiting for promises made to them while they were in camps provided by government during the flood.

The joy of the people knew no bounds as the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Mr. Oseloka Obaze and memebrs of the State Flood Rehabilitation Committee distributed the items and cash to the affected families in the area under the second phase of the programme.

It would be recalled that the state government had mapped out N400 million to be disbursed to 55 communities in eight local government areas.

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