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Cross River: Over 200, 000 may be affected by flood, Says SEMA

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Cross River State Government has disclosed that the predicted floods rocking the Niger Delta would affect over two hundred thousand people.
The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Director General, Mr. John Inaku made this disclosure yesterday in Calabar while addressing newsmen, noting that the state government is planning to build permanent sites worth eight billion naira in ten local government areas.

They include Calabar Municipality, Calabar South, Odukpani, Biase, Obubra, Ikom, Abi, Etung, Bakassi and Yala local government. He assured that the State government is doing everything in its power to make sure that lives and property are safe.

“For each camp, we discovered that the houses will not be very big, so we are approximating about seven hundred million naira to eight hundred million naira each. For the temporary sites, some primary schools would be used to accommodate displaced persons and money has been released to take care of them.”


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