The presidential committee on flood relief and rehabilitation led by chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has donated N250 million as relief and assistance to victims of the devastating flood in Benue State.
More than 110,000 persons in 24 communities, including Makurdi, have been displaced by the flood in Benue State.
The executive secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr. Boniface Ortese, who disclosed this recently said over 2,769 households were also affected.
According to the executive chairman: “In Achusa, 200 houses were affected with 5,125 persons displaced. In Idye, 217 houses with 5,200 persons displaced. Also, behind the Civil Service Commission, 200 houses were submerged in flood and 5,777 persons were displaced.”
At Genabe, 200 houses were affected with 5,021 persons displaced, 218 houses around the Wurukum Market were affected with 1,000 persons displaced, and at Wadata Market, 150 houses were affected and 4,300 persons were displaced.”
The committee, at its inauguration by former President Goodluck Jonathan, had raised a whopping N11.35 billion for flood victims.
Top on the list of donors at the event were Dangote and the federal government who donated N2.5 billion each.