…. intensifies medical outreach to Areas Affected by flood
As a sign of its commitment to meeting the needs of those who have been displaced by the flood, the Kogi State Government has donated food items and medical supplies to flood victims around the state.
Over the past few weeks, flooding has wreaked havoc on Kogi State, forcing thousands of people from their homes and affecting nine local government areas, including Lokoja, the state capital.
Alh. Yahaya Bello, the state governor, had visited the flood-affected areas and reassured the locals that his administration was committed to giving the flood victims palliatives and care.
As promised, the State Government provided food, medical supplies, and medical services to the populace in collaboration with the Local Government Areas in the state to lessen the impact of the flood on them.
Abubakar Musa, a resident of Koton-karfe and one of the flood victims, told reporters that the State Government has demonstrated its concern for the flood victims.
He said: “This year’s flood was devastating as you can see that thousands of our people were displaced. We went through a lot but we thank our House Governor who has come to our aid.
“We have received food items, drugs, nets and medical officers also rendered services to us. We thank the Governor for identifying with us in this trying period”.
Another beneficiary in Lokoja, Adamu Kadiri said Governor Yahaya Bello has once again proven his love for the people.
“He came to see us here in a boat and today, he has topped it up with food, drugs and medical services. He is a Governor that stands with the people”, he said.
The Governor has instructed government officials to make sure the supplies are distributed to just those who have been affected by the flood, according to the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Deedat Ozigi, in his own statements to reporters.
He added that the State Government is working to ensure appropriate security for all IDP Camps in each Local Government Area, and that Local Government Chairmen in the affected areas have been tasked with supporting this endeavor.