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Mr John Oyegun, National Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), on Thursday said that the party was packaging a relief programme for victims of the Benue floods.


Oyegun, who visited some of the areas affected by the disaster, told Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camped at the International Market, Makurdi that the party would strive to cushion the effect on those affected.

Represented by the National Deputy Chairman, South, Chief Segun Oni, Oyegun said that the party leadership was in Benue on a solidarity visit to sympathise with the state and the flood victims.

“APC is packaging a relief programme that will not only alleviate the sufferings of flood victims, but benefit the entire Benue people.

“The relief programme will be in batches; the first batch will arrive this week.

“The disaster is unfortunate and should not be a reoccurring decimal because it happened few years ago; we must now begin to dredge River Benue and other rivers, to put an end to it.

“We must also begin to make sure that we use the shore lands of these rivers as it is done in other parts of the world, for the public good,” he said.

Oyegun said that what happened to the Benue people had affected the entire country, adding that the APC family was with them.

Earlier, Gov. Samuel Ortom had commended the APC and the Presidency for their quick response to the flood disaster, adding that he had received relief materials from NEMA, Nasarawa State Government, donor agencies, wife of President Buhari, among others.

He said that the flood and ecological challenges had affected 21 out of Benue’s 23 local governments, adding that some federal and state roads were equally washed out.



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