Kogi Govt to support Humanitarian Services to its people

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The Kogi State Government has assured that it will continue to offer support and humanitarian services to people of the State when the need arises.
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The State Governor, Capt. Idris Wada made the promise when he received in audience, members of the Kogi State Red Cross Society in his office.

The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Yomi Awoniyi, noted the important role the red cross plays in rendering humanitarian services all over the world. He then commended the State Red Cross for their supportive role during the 2012 flood.

While noting that the 2012 flood was an eye opener to the State in terms of emergency and disaster management, the State, the governor noted became more prepared in 2013, but thanked God that the flood as predicted didn’t come to pass.

The Governor disclosed that the State will continue to prepare for flood and other natural disasters,and said with the very strong possibilities that 2014 may witness another flooding going by global warning,climate change and other flooding already being experienced in other clime, the State, the Governor noted, will work towards early preparation amid at averting damage to lives and properties.

The Governor promised to look into the challenges of the State Red Cross, assured them of the State Governments support in the area of logistics and office accommodation.

Earlier in his speech, Alhaji Isa Umar, State Chairman of the Nigerian Red Cross, commended Kogi State Governments effort in mitigating the impact of the 2012 flood.

Alh. Umar, disclosed that Government’s support to the State Red Cross, ensured the support services it offered to people who were displaced in 2012, and called for more areas of partnership between the Red Cross and the State to enable it discharge it service.

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