BY Ben Agande
Abuja—President Goodluck Jonathan will today begin the first phase of a tour of states devastated by flood as part of his promise to have a first-hand experience of what Nigerians affected by the flood had been going through.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, yesterday, said the President would embark on the tour after the inauguration of the National Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation, today.
The committee was set up as part of measures by the Federal Government to provide urgent succour and relief to victims of devastating floods across the country.
The committee, which has Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr. Olisa Agbakoba as its Co-Chairmen, has been given the responsibility of raising additional funds to support ongoing efforts by the Federal Government to ensure the provision of adequate relief to flood victims and effective post-impact rehabilitation of affected persons and communities.
In this first phase of the tour, Dr. Abati said President Jonathan will visit flooded parts of Kogi, Anambra, Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers states.