Victims Of Kogi Flood Disaster To Get Free Houses

floodedThe Kogi State Government has hired one hundred and five contractors to build 272 units of houses in Lokoja, for victims of last year’s flood disaster in the state.

The Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Engineer Stephen Mayaki, who made this known when he led members of the National Good Governance Tour (GGT) team led by the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku on an inspection of project sites in the state on Thursday, said that most of the houses will be allocated free to flood victims, while others will be sold to interested persons at an affordable rate.

Mayaki, who assured that the project will be completed in a few months, said the estate will comprise of one bedroom apartments which would be sold at N1.8 million and two bedroom apartments to be sold at N2.4 million.

It was learnt that the sum of N565 million was expended on the houses, out of which N500 million came from the Federal Government relief intervention fund.

The commissioner also explained that the state is planning to create an island for people in flood prone areas so that they can relocate there during flood.

In his remarks, Mr. Maku, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Media, Kingsley Osadolor, urged the state government to put in place adequate infrastructure to ensure security for the people.

-Daily Trust


  1. Up till now, the 2012 flood victims from Kogi has not been given the houses. The government has made up their mind to deny the victims of the houses and to sell all the houses and pocket the money. In reaction, the victims has gone to the houses and taken them over and government has threatened to arrest any flood victim found in any of the houses. This is an indication that violent is imminent in Kogi as the victims has vowed never to be moved by the treat of the state government. There is need for concerned Nigerian to caution Gov. Wada of Kogi State over this matter as we cannot afford lost of lives and property in Kogi because of corrupt leaders.


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