Kogi Govt Determined To Provide Adequate Welfare

The Kogi State Government has said it is determined to make adequate provision for the welfare of those that may be Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the much expected flood this year.

The State Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, who is Chairman of the State Flood Management Committee, gave this indication when he paid visit to IDPs camps for Idah and Ibaji Local Government Areas.

The State Deputy Governor, who was represented by the Special Adviser on Disaster Management, Air vice Marshal Gabriel Abdul (rtd) led some members of the Committee to inspect the proposed school for the handicapped Idah, which has being proposed for IDPs from Idah Local Government Areas.

He said the school would be renovated and provided with water and electricity within a couple of days.

At Inikpi camp, Idah, which was being prepared for IDPs from Ibaji Local Government Area, some dilapidated buildings are also to be renovated shortly.

The team also inspected some tents provided by the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, in conjunction with the State Government.

The Special Adviser on Infrastructural Development, Engr. Adam Onundi, said the tents would be put on proper platforms that would make them habitable and free from erosion.

The Government used the occasion to stress its warning to those living in flood prone areas to move upland to avoid loss of lives and valuable property.

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