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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, orders release of N1.6bn to 16 states affected by flood

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, to immediately release N1.6 billion to 16 states recently ravaged by floods. Senior Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, announced this to state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting today. Adesina said the funds which would be drawn from the Federal Government’s Ecological Account in the CBN, is to help cushion the effects of the disaster on residents of the affected states.
He added that the money would be released directly to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, for onward distribution to the affected states.

The benefitting states are Ekiti, Osun, Akwa Ibom, Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Ebonyi, Enugu, Abia, Oyo, Lagos, Plateau, Sokoto, Edo and Bayelsa. Lagos state witnessed torrential rains last week that resulted in massive flood which affected many areas in the state particularly Lekki, Lagos Island and Victoria Island.

9 comments:

Ike Louisa said...

So good and helpful of him. Government should always assist her citizens.

9ja Parrot said...

Mr. corruption is already waiting to pocket the money!

Joyous babe,Linda Ikeji First Cousin said...

Story!

kayode odusanya said...

I just hope the funds go to the right course and does't get embezzled.


Blood & Water (A Short Story by Kayode Odusanya)

Anonymous said...

What about delta state? Cars were destroyed, houses fall, people are homeless.......
Hmmmmmmmmmmm
Osibanjo God is watching u on 7D
continue

ogbonna nwabueze said...

Hope that was not the reason u went to London to see the king

Anonymous said...

chai they want to cushion the effect of whistle blowers flood in their pockets!

Anonymous said...

Chai!
I know corruption will swallow that of Abia state

omoh said...

Enter your comment...yea those states deserves something cos of the damages caused, good he made that move God bless Nigeria.

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