The Ogun State Government has distributed another round of palliatives to the victims of the last flood disaster in Abeokuta North and Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the State, in order to cushion the effect of last flood disaster in the areas.
Speaking during the distribution of the palliatives, held at the Trade Fair Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the State Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr. Femi Ogunbanwo said that the palliatives was from Federal Government and to be given to the victims of flood disaster to assist them.
He noted that the Federal and State Governments were concerned about the plights of the people, stressing that the beneficiaries should make judicious use of the palliatives.
“Indeed, the distribution of the palliatives which was from Federal Government came weeks after the State Government had distributed its own relieve materials, especially to the victims of flood disasters in the State,” Ogunbanwo said
Also Speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr. Kehinde Onasanya, said the Federal and State governments have a strong synergy which enable the distribution of the palliatives, admonishing the beneficiaries to genuinely make use of it.
He added that those palliatives were not to be sold by those being given but should be utilized to ease their plight, noting that it was imperative to use it for what it was meant for.
Earlier, the Southwest Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Zlaku Lugard said the agency was moved to release the palliatives so as to support the victims, saying that the distribution of palliatives was not a compensation.
“In fact, this is not a compensation or gratification but to cushion the effect of flood victims in the State, and to also show concern about the plight of the people of the State,” Lugard said
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Messers. Fatunbi Ismail and Samuel Olusegun appreciated both the Federal and State governments for providing them enabling environment in distribution of more palliatives, saying that it would further ease their plight and allow them to forge ahead.