The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will today be visiting Benue State on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, to meet with victims of the torrential rainfall that hit Benue State on August 27 and 28, 2017.
Vice President Osinbajo will meet with the governor, senior government officials and pledge further Federal Support to the relief and rehabilitation efforts.
The Federal Government and its Agencies are providing support to the Benue State Government, Benue State Emergency Management Agency, which has set up a camp for displaced persons at the International Market in Makurdi, the State Capital.
Following the flooding, President Muhammadu Buhari directed NEMA to immediately commence the mobilization and deployment of resources to support the victims. Since then a NEMA Team has been on the ground assessing the situation and providing relief materials (food and non-food) items to affected persons.
While the flood waters are receding in many areas, there is still a lot of work to be done in relief intervention to support the affected communities in the short-term, and in rebuilding and reconstruction in the medium and long-term.
The Federal Government acknowledges the efforts of the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations, and citizens, who have been mobilized generously to the aid of the affected persons and communities.