Nigeria: Victims Of Ibadan Flood Protest Over Relief Materials

There was demonstration on Wednesday at the Odo-Ona Relief Center for victims of the Ibadan flood.

The protest was over alleged injustice in the sharing of the relief materials donated to them by firms and politicians and Non Government Organizations (NGOs).

It all started when more relief materials arrived. The Red Cross rose up to the challenge after the government led the pack of organizations striving to bring succor to the devastated victims.

Senator Femi Lanlehin, who led the pack of politicians, told residents the naked truth of the need to cooperate with the government in bringing a permanent solution to the disaster. He said a study of flooding in the city showed that it has been occurring within the spate of 20 to 30 years. He stressed that unless residents allow government to address the issue, another flood disaster may be unavoidable the result of which he warned may be more devastating.

Items donated include bags of rice, beans and garri, a lorry load of mattresses, pillows, beddings, towels and cooking utensils worth over N1 million, bags of clothes, soaps, buckets, plastic containers, bags of rice and vegetable oils.

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