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Edo State Government Has Distributed Relief Materials To Victims Wednesday Oct 9 2019   @Tonye Lekara
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EDO State government has distributed relief materials to victims of flood in Igueben, Egor, Oredo, Ovia South-West, Ikpoba-Okha and Uhunmwonde Local Governments.

Items distributed include 500 bags of rice, 300 bags of beans, 300 bags of garri, 2,000 cartoons of noodles, vegetables and palm oil.

Governor Godwin Obaseki, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Yakubu Gowon, said the gesture was in line with the mandate to ensure that flood victims got support to alleviate their plight.

The governor promised that the government would continue with the distribution, including to students residing in Prof. Victor Uwaifo’s residential estate, off Ekenwan Road, in Egor.

He said: “You know the primary responsibility of any government is security and welfare of the people. Of course, we have been doing this and will continue to expand our reach to other victims. Recently, rainstorm affected some of our councils and Governor Obaseki immediately intervened, promising to send more relief materials to victims. That’s why we are here today.

“The distribution process will be transparent as the government has already constituted an audit committee, while the Local Government Emergency Management Committee (LGEC), headed by the chairmen of the councils, will ensure that only persons affected by the disaster benefit from the distribution.”

Chairman of Ikpoba-Okha council, who was represented by Balogban Kingsley, hailed the governor’s magnanimity, describing the gesture as timely.

He promised that the council would deliver the items to the victims.

Chairman of Igueben council Jossie Ogedegbe thanked the governor for his love and concern for the people’s welfare.

He promised that the council would support the Obaseki-led administration in its bid to empower the people, especially those affected by floods.

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