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Kogi Government Distributes Grains To Flood Victims

In a bid to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the recent flood disaster and other less privileged people in the state, the Kogi … Continue reading Kogi Government Distributes Grains To Flood Victims


In a bid to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the recent flood disaster and other less privileged people in the state, the Kogi State Government is distributing 1,500 metric tons of grains to the people.

The state deputy governor, Yomi Awoniyi, who presented the grains to the representatives of the 21 local government areas in the state, said the administration was determined to tackle food shortage.

To this effect, the state government has embarked on the cultivation of 10,000 hectares of dry season rice farms as part of its post-flood agricultural recovery programme, the deputy governor said.

The distribution of the grains which took place at the government store house, was witnessed by the liaison officers of the 21 local government areas, some top government officials and some of the flood victims.

Speaking at the occasion, the representative of the heads of the local governments affected by the flood disaster, and the Chairman of Ibaji Local Government, Mr. David Ogwu said the response to the flood disaster by the federal and state government has been timely and progressive.

The deputy governor thanked the federal government for allocating grains to the state, saying that appropriate committees have been put in place in each local government area to ensure that the items get to the targeted beneficiaries.