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21,000 flood victims to benefits from ECOWAS Humanitarian aid – NRCS

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The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), says, no fewer than 21,000 persons will benefit from the ECOWAS stabilisation funds for victims of flood disaster across six most affected states.

The Secretary General of NRCS, Mr Abubakar Kende, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja during an inception meeting of the ECOWAS humanitarian support for people affected by floods in Adamawa, Anambra, Oyo, Kebbi, Kogi and Rivers states.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports the meeting themed,  “Building Stronger and Resilient Families in Nigeria’ was organised in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

NAN also reports that,  during the meeting,  ECOWAS presented a cheque of $906, 200 to the Red Cross towards effective implementation of its stabilisation programme.

Kende represented by the NRCS Director of Disaster Management, Mr Benson Agbo, said the stabilisation funds would be used to cater for the victims of flooding

“In our effort to alleviate the sufferings of the vulnerable in Nigeria, we have signed a tripartite agreement with the ECOWAS and the Humanitarian Ministry.

“The agreement aimed at supporting communities affected by flood disasters in Adamawa, Anambra, Oyo, Kebbi, Kogi and Rivers states.

“We are ready to go to these selected communities to deliver essential humanitarian aid to 21,000 individuals in 3,500 Households across these six states that are worst hit.

“This gesture will ensure that the Flood survivors return to their normal lives’’ he said.

Kende appealed to stakeholders to provide the necessary support to the victims to boost their socio-economic wellbeing.

“We encourage relevant stakeholders to act and provide the necessary infrastructure needed to control and mitigate the effects of flooding thereby improving peoples’ lives.

“As implementing partner, the Nigerian Red Cross Society will execute the project in the six states, ensuring timely and efficient delivery of assistance and maintaining transparent process’’ Kende said.

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