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Nigeria: VP directs agencies to supply relief materials to flood victims

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has directed immediate supply of foodstuff and financial intervention to the victims of flooding in Anambra State to cushion the effect of the disaster on them.Osinbajo, who toured some of the affected communities on Thursday in the company of the Anambra State Governor, Mr. Willie Obiano, and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige in a canoe, told the victims that the Federal Government would support them by providing more relief materials to ease their sufferings.

The Umeze-Anam West Local Government Area of Anambra state, visited by Osinbajo was one of the affected communites.

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had on Monday declared flooding in four states of Kogi, Niger, Delta and Anambra as national disaster and placed eight other states on the watch list.

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