Friday, 12 October 2012

President Visits Internally Displaced Camps In Anambra

Victims of the flood disaster in Anambra state have been assured that modalities are being put in place to rehabilitate them immediately the flood recedes.

President Goodluck Jonathan made the pledge while visting a displaced camp today at the Reverend father joseph memorial school, in Aguleri, Anambra east locl government area.

Mr President who commended the victims for their patience said the recently inaugurated flood relief committee was set up to work out measures on how to rehabilitate victims who have suffered unquantifiable losses.

The President who predicted that the flood would recede by the middle of next month added that the federal government will construct embankments along the benue axis of Rivers Niger and benue to avert such disaster in future.

Speaking earlier, Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi who commended the federal government on efforts so far made to cater for people at the 21 internally displaced camps elected clergymen to brief the President on the impact of the flood.

Bishop of Mbamili Diocese, Anglican communion, Bishop Henry Okeke said Anambra is in mourning because the state is the worst hit by the flood which has ravaged 21 states of the country.

The bishop charged the Federal government to work out a comprehensive rehabilitation programme for the victims when the flood recedes.

The president who was accompanied by members of the federal executive council and the national assembly is also expected to visit Rivers and Bayelsa states today after visiting Delta and Anambra states.

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