Reprieve is about to come the way of flood ravaged Benue State.

A committee led by Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has provided 250 million naira as relief assistance to victims of the devastating flood.

Dangote said on Sunday in Lagos that this was in response to the request by the Benue State Government.

He said that the committee - National Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation - had also approved the release of one of its completed internally displaced persons’ hostels in the state as temporary shelter for some of the displaced people.

The Dangote-led 34-member National Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation was inaugurated on October 2012 by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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The committee was charged with raising additional funds to support the government’s efforts to provide adequate relief and post-impact rehabilitation to persons and communities affected by floods in the country.

Dangote said the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had disclosed that more than 110,000 people in 24 communities, including Makurdi, were displaced by the recent flood in Benue.

According to Dangote, his committee had also donated 150 million naira to provide relief assistance to other flood victims in Anambra.