Succour has come the way of millions of Nigerians displaced by flood waters this year.

The Federal Government and the European Commission have mobilised 3.4 billion naira to support them.

The Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, said €1 million, about 400-million-naira funding from the commission was to provide shelter, medicine and other basic items for an estimated 60,000 people in three of the nine most affected states.

The envoy, who stated this during a joint press briefing with the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Maihaja, in Abuja on Friday, listed the states as Anambra, Kogi and Delta.

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He said: “We have responded decisively to the calls of the Nigerian government to seek help from international partners in a situation where the ongoing flooding in Nigeria has affected around two million people.

“The European Union has mobilised €1 million in support of the ongoing efforts. This funding aims at helping the victims in the most affected states, to help provide shelter, medicine and basic items for an estimated 60,000 people in three of the nine most affected states.”

He also stated that the EU had provided technical expertise and detailed satellite maps to aid management services.

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