Flood Grant: Edo pays flood victims

The Edo State government has began the disbursement of the N400million Federal Government flood relief grant to 60, 289 victims of last year’s flood.

The Chairman of the flood relief committee, Hajia Maimunat Momodu, said the payment would be completed in two weeks.

Mrs. Momodu said the least beneficiary would be paid N20, 000 while the highest is to get N250, 000.

According to her, three categories were spelt out for the payment: houses destroyed by the flood, affected household and public buildings.

The committee chairman, who did not give the number of collapsed houses, said the owners of such buildings would get N200, 000, which amounts to N273, 790, 000.

On the other hand, she said 5, 811 households would get N20, 000 each, which amounts to N116, 220, 000 while owners of collapsed public buildings, such as mosques, churches and schools would be paid N250, 000.

“We had to go to various villages and communities affected by the flood and verify the actual losses suffered by victims.

“One challenge is that some of these communities are located in very difficult terrains and without doubt, I can tell you that we did a good job as everybody was captured for compensation,” she said.


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