Jang visits displaced persons, promises to curb future occurrence

Channels Television  
Updated July 27, 2012

Plateau state Governor Jonah Jang has assured residents of the communities affected by the flood disaster in Jos North Local Government Area to construct road networks and drainages to open up the areas which will curtail reoccurring of flood disaster in the affected communities.

Addressing community leaders and the internally displaced persons at the College of Islamic Studies Centre, Rikkos, the governor observed that lack of adequate drainage and planning were responsible for the disaster, hence government determination to address the issue of flooding in the affected areas and other places prone to such natural disaster.

The governor also assured that government will pay compensation for houses that will be demolished in the course of road construction and drainage systems.

The governor was accompanied by government functionaries to express government concern and readiness to partner with the communities in providing necessary infrastructure that will curb future occurrence.

Commiserating with the displaced persons over the loss of family members and property including community leaders present at the camp; the governor appealed to the people to always adhere to environmental instructions in order to avoid future occurrence.

Intervention in the camps by government and Non-Governmental Agencies have been on the increase since the disaster occurred with National Emergency Management Agency leading the pack in providing relief materials for the displaced persons.

The United Nations systems comprising Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, International Organisation on Migration, Food and Agriculture Organisation as well as UNICEF are also on ground to render assistance to the flood disaster.