The Edo State Government has begun the distribution of relief materials to victims of the flood disaster, which sacked over 30 communities in three local government areas of the state.
The distribution of the relief materials is in fulfillment of the promise made by Governor Adams Oshiomhole during his inspection of the affected communities to immediately release funds to take care of the urgent needs of the victims.
While distributing the materials over the weekend, Chairman of the Relief Committee working in conjunction with the State Emergency Relief Agency, Hajia Maimuna Momodu, said the relief materials were palliative measures to soothe the pains of the victims and take care of their immediate needs.
Momodu said the materials will be evenly distributed to all the victims across the affected communities, while she appealed to the Federal Government to come to the immediate aid of the victims.
She also assured that the state government would liaise with the Federal Government with a view to finding a lasting solution to the flooding problem.
The relief materials distributed to the victims include mattresses, blankets, clothing, various food items, toiletries, beverages and drugs, which were administered to those who need them by doctors and nurses on ground.
The local governments affected by the flood in the state are Etsako Central, Etsako East and Esan South East Local Government Areas.