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Minister provides succour to flood victims donates 600 bags of rice in Edo


Minister provides succour to flood victims donates 600 bags of rice in Edo

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr Clem Agba, on Sunday, distributed 600 bags of rice to victims of the flood disaster in Etsako Central and East Local Government Areas of Edo.

Agba, who was represented by one of his associates, Mr Simon Ogie, to coordinate the distribution, said the donation was to alleviate the suffering of the flood victims.

Agba said the gesture was borne out of his determination to touch the lives of the people of the area and the need to identify with them in their trying period.

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According to him, the flood, which ravaged about 18 communities, had affected many people, therefore, the need to assist them.

“I am worried about the incident that affected many residents of the areas, so I decided to provide rice as the first form of assistance.

“The rice will be given to any person who is in one way or the other affected by the flood because the disaster stopped them from going to their places of business.

Agba noted that caring for internally displaced persons must not rest on the government alone but on all patriotic Nigerians interested in a better country.

The minister said the Federal Government was committed to the yearnings and aspirations of the people by giving the affected victims a sense of belonging and encouraging them not to be discouraged by their present situation.

“Federal Government had taken several measures to build infrastructure and improve the quality of life of persons displaced by the flood.

The Deputy State Chairman of the APC, Mr Jarret Tenebe, commended the minister for alleviating the sufferings of the victims in the affected local government areas.

Tenebe said that the minister had provided the needed representation that would consolidate and continue to ensure the gains of democracy got to the people of Edo.

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