Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Housing for Nigerian landslide victims

AllAfrica.com via This Day (Nigeria): Victims of landslide disaster in Agwagune Community, Cross River State, will soon have cause to smile, as the National Emergency Management Agency is to relocate them to a safer location where 200 units of semi-detached double housing units will be provided.

The relocation, to be carried out under the agency's pilot project of rehabilitating vulnerable communities in Nigeria, will be in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Cross River State and Biase Local governments, to complement short term relief intervention already delivered to the victims.

Minister of Environment, Mr John Odey, disclosed this during a working visit to the agency in Abuja. Odey said in the Agwagune project, the collaborative institutions had been assigned various roles as NEMA provides the housing units; the Federal Ministry of Environment would address the issue of erosion, flood and Effa stream channelisation; Cross River State government would provide access roads, infrastructural facilities and survey of the area, while the Federal Inter Agency Committee would be responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation….

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