The Edo State Government has distributed another batch of relief materials to victims of flood disaster in Esan South East and Etsako Central Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
The state government delegation led by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Hon. Benjamin Iyase also visited Oghomere Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp, in Ekperi, Etsako Central LGA to inspect the borehole sunk by the government in addition to the already existing boreholes in the IDP camp.
Some of the items distributed include rice, garri, red oil, yams, blankets and spaghetti.
Other items are mosquito nets, buckets, spoons, mats and plates.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Hon. Yakubu Gowon, noted: “We are here in Esan South-East to distribute relief material to people affected by flood in the area, especially Odogume, Ifeku/Illushi and Ugboha wards. All their representatives are on ground for the collection of items.
“We are handing over these items to the various representatives of the communities and will ensure it gets to the victims and other vulnerable persons that were affected by the flood.”
Gowon added: “In the past four years of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s administration, palliatives have been promptly and meaningfully distributed to victims and these items always get to the desired persons.”
According to him, “We have building materials, which are meant for the renovation of the temporary IDP camp like bundles of zinc and nails. We just distributed rice, garri, red oil, yams, blankets and spaghetti.”
One of the representatives and a victim of the flood disaster from Ifeku/Illushi, ward 9, Mr. Michael Akojie, said “this not the first time that we are getting relief materials from the state government. We thank Governor Godwin Obaseki for his magnanimity and show of concern.”
Another representative from Ugboha, ward 10, in Esan South East LGA, Mr. Michael Udoh, thanked the governor for the assistance, urging him not to relent in his effort to help the people.
A victim of the flood disaster from Odogume, ward 8, in Esan South East LGA, Mr. Sunday Alor, thanked Mr. Governor and sued for more support.