Osinbajo's Visit To Benue In Photos

Henrietta Strickland
September 7, 2017

They were amongst those Mrs. Ortom saw during a Tuesday morning inspection tour of parts of the camp, which now holds about 4776 displaced persons.

He said: "The intention of the Federal Government is not just to assist flood victims but also to find ways of providing real opportunities to help Nigerians improve their standard of living".

Popular musician, Seyi Shay took it a notch higher by dedicating a song to those affected.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, arrived Benue State to commiserate with victims of floods that recently hit the state.

The Vice President is in the state to sympathize with the recent flood victims who are taking refuge at the Makurdi International Market.

According to the opposition party, the report has it that the flood disaster which occurred a few days ago displaced more than one hundred and ten thousand citizens of the State and destroyed hectares of farm lands.

Speaking earlier, the state Governor, Samuel Ortom while appreciating federal government for prompt response however appealed for immediate dredging of River Benue to ease the yearly flooding in the state.

He said that the state had received eight-truck load of relief materials from the National Emergency Management Agency, adding that five were on the way.

"In view of the above, we consider NEMA's action unfortunate and unprofessional".

Recall that the heavy rains in the state capital had left many homeless.

"Finally, we pray for the souls of all those that lost their lives to rest in flawless peace and console all the affected families to bear this irreparable loss", the party said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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