Flood re­lief c’ttee be­gins award of con­tracts

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Romoke W. Ah­mad

The Pres­i­den­tial Com­mit­tee on Flood Re­lief and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion will com­mence the award of con­tracts for the pro­vi­sion of dis­as­ter re­lief in­fra­struc­ture in more than 24 States of the Fed­er­a­tion from the sec­ond week of April.

Chair­man of the com­mit­tee and in­dus­tri­al­ist, Al­haji Aliko Dan­gote dis­closed this at the end of a meet­ing of the com­mit­tee in Abuja on Fri­day.

Dan­gote said the com­mit­tee had over­come the ini­tial set­backs oc­ca­sioned by de­lays in ful­fill­ment of pledges made by or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als dur­ing the fund rais­ing for flood dis­as­ter re­lief held in Oc­to­ber last year and has pro­gressed con­sid­er­ably in achiev­ing its man­date.

He said the com­mit­tee now has enough funds to be­gin dis­as­ter re­lief projects which would ben­e­fit over 24 States.

Dan­gote said such in­fra­struc­ture would ac­com­mo­date dis­placed per­sons in the event of any dis­as­ter in the fu­ture. These fa­cil­i­ties, he said, would have ad­e­quate wa­ter and power sup­ply to sus­tain the re­lief ef­forts.

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