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Published On: Wed, Mar 5th, 2014

Edo Gov donates N10m to rainstorm victims

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From Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

Victims of rainstorm at Ozalla community in Owan-West local government area of Edo state are to get N10 million and two hundred bundles of roofing sheets.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole announced the donation yesterday, during his on-the-spot inspection of the level of damage in the community.

During his visit to the Onotare of Ozalla, HRH Albert Aieloshan, Okpamen VII, in his palace, Oshiomhole said: “the disaster that occurred here was an act of God but we thank God that from all the report , no life was lost. Buildings can be destroyed, it can be rebuilt, I have seen some of the buildings and they were very badly affected.

He commended the efforts of the Local Government Council Chairman and his management for their support to the victims.

He said a committee will be set up to properly identify those affected and determine how to share the N10 million donation, adding that Government may consider an upward review of the donation if it is determined that the N10 million donation was not enough to cushion the effects of the disaster.

The Onotare of Ozalla, HRH Albert Aieloshan thanked the Governor for his quick response to alleviate the sufferings of the people, saying it shows that” Comrade Oshiomhole is a listening Governor who has the interest of the people at heart”.

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