ASABA—DELTA State Government have provided relief assistance amounting to N2.1 million to eight victims of the May 30, 2017 Asaba and Ikpanam Road flood and other disasters.
Presenting the relief assistance to victims, Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Mr Ernest Ogwezzy, said that the gesture was not in any way to compensate the victims for loss suffered, adding that it was a way of identifying with them and cushioning the effect on them of the disasters.
He said the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa had directed that the victims be visited and provided with relief assistance with a view to ameliorating their plight hence the visit.
In her remarks, Director, State Emergency Management Agency, Mrs Gladys Puegreen, expressed optimism that the assistance will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of the victims.
Theresa Iwediunor, a victim of thunderstorm disaster in Igbodo, Ika North East Local Government Area of the state and Mr Matthew Felix, whose laundry shop was gutted by fire in Asaba were amongst beneficiaries of the gesture.