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Jonathan begins tour of flood ravaged states

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Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan will on Thursday begin the first-phase of an inspection tour of states affected by the floods.

This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by Dr Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

Abati said the president would visit flooded parts of Kogi, Anambra, Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers.

Flood submerged buildings at Umueze Anam, Anambra west LG

He said before embarking on the tour, the president would inaugurate the National Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation on Oct 11.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the president had, on Tuesday, constituted the committee on the ravaging flood during a national broadcast.

The committee was established as part of measures by the Federal Government to provide urgent succour and relief to victims of the floods across the country.

It has Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr Olisa Agbakoba as co-chairmen and Dr Mike Adenuga of Globacom as the Chief fund raiser.

It is charged with the responsibility of raising additional funds to support ongoing efforts by the Federal Government to ensure the provision of adequate relief to flood victims.

The committee will also ensure effective post-impact rehabilitation of affected persons and communities. (NAN)

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