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Sunday, August 21, 2016

4yrs Later Victims Of 2012 Flood Still Living In Public Buildings In Gov Adams Oshiomole’s Edo State

Four years after the 2012 flood in Edo State, many displaced persons are still staying in public buildings in the affected local government areas, the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Five villages – Daba, Anegbette, Oghomere, Udochi and Ukepeko – all in Etsako Central Local Government Area, were displaced by the flood.

Also, homes and food crops worth millions of naira were destroyed, forcing the residents to relocate to public buildings.

Although some have moved out of the camps, many who had no option are still at the temporary camps.

To relocate such villagers and provide shelter to victims of similar disasters in the future, the Federal Government built a resettlement camp at Oghomere-Ekperi.

The Coordinator of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr Edward Osigbeme, told NAN in Benin, the state capital, that the camp would be completed soon.

He said the project had reached 90 per cent completion level, adding: “The project will be handed over to the state government in the next few weeks.”

Osigbeme said some of the facilities at the camp include single rooms, one bedroom apartments, open dormitory, boreholes, stores, relaxation centres and security post.

The site engineer Lucky Iyamah said the camp had reached 90 per cent completion level.

Iyamah said: “The camp is almost completed. What is left is not much. The camp will be ready in the next few months.”

The Egiegbai of Ekperi, Chief Deke Kanoba, who hailed the Federal Government for the project, urged the affected persons to be patient.

He said the Federal Government was working hard to complete the project.


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