Okowa approves payment for flood victims
Delta State Government has approved payment of stipends for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Isoko South Council of the state, impacted by the floods.
Recall that hundreds of flood victims in Isoko communities following non-payment of promised funds.
Following protest, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Patrick Ukah, said government was ready to pay every genuine IDP, but urged them to be patient as government was working towards the payment.
Ukah, in a statement made available to The Guardian in Asaba, yesterday, said the government understood the challenges the IDP’s faced, hence the approval by Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa that stipends be paid to them as they exit the camps.
He said each family captured, including father, mother and children, would receive N100,000,00; while eligible singles, male or female, would receive N40,000.00 to cushion the effects of the flood.
Ukah called on IDPs from the Oleh camp that were yet to receive their stipends to be patient as efforts were being made by to pay them once their records were confirmed.