By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha
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, Barr. Ernest Ogwezzy, said the gesture was not in anyway to compensate the victims for loss suffered, adding that it was a way of identifying with the victims and cushioning the effect of the various 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.
In her remarks, Director, State Emergency Management Agency, Mrs Gladys Puegreen, expressed optimism that the assistance would go along way in alleviating the suffering of the victims.
Theresa Iwediunor, a victim of thunderstorm disaster in Igbodo, Ika North East Local Government Area and Mr Matthew Felix whose laundry shop was gutted by fire in Asaba were amongst beneficiaries of the gesture.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Chief Onyekachi Bernard, thanked the Governor, the commissioner and SEMA for the relief assistance, describing their response as apt.