27.4bln Naira Falls On Flood, Insecurity Victims
Flood, insecurity and conflict victims in Nigeria are in expectant mood after the Nigerian government approved compensation for them.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its Wednesday meeting approved 27.4 billion Naira intervention fund for victims.
After the meeting the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, who is also the ;,Vice Chairman of the National Food Security Council, told reporters that the figures were approved to alleviate the sufferings of the victims.
He said 69,872 persons would benefit from more than eight billion Naira earmarked for the victims of conflict and insecurity.
Flood victims across 14 states will get a share of the other 18 billion Naira.
In 2018, National Emergency was declared in several states after flood took over homes and farmlands.
From the amount set aside for the flood victims, FEC said it would target 163,117 beneficiaries.
The FEC also approved the signing of the ‘Safe School Initiative’, making Nigeria committed to implementing the guidelines that will ensure that school pupils are safe in school
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The hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari's major opponent in the presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, also benefited from the approvals made by the members of the Council.
Members of FEC approved the contract for the construction of the faculty of arts in Adamawa State university.
The project would gulp 613 million Naira.
Atiku had lost the presidential election, but he has refused to accept defeat. He is asking a court to declare him the winner of the presidential election.
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