The Federal Government says over 13,000 Nigerians benefited from its various flood relief interventions across the affected States in the country.
This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Dr Nasir Gwarzo, during a meeting with relevant stakeholders in the humanitarian services on Tuesday in Abuja.
It was reported that the stakeholders include the Nigeria Red Cross Society, World Food Programme and the ECOWAS Commission.
“A total of 13,000 victims benefited from flood relief interventions across 16 states affected by the 2020 flood disaster in the country which includes Anambra, Bayelsa, Katsina, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa, Kwara, Niger, Kebbi, Sokoto, Jigawa, Bauchi, Delta, Rivers, Adamawa and Yobe.
“This is in addition to the implementation of stabilisation fund project in six local government areas in North-East and North-West, where 27, 432 persons benefited.”
He expressed the commitment of the federal government towards providing the needed support to the vulnerable individuals in Nigeria.
According to him, the 2020 flood disaster has resulted in the loss of lives and livelihoods of Nigerians across the country.
He, therefore, commended the various national and international NGOs as well as other government agencies for their support in providing succour to Nigerians in times of need.