- The sum of N1.6billion intervention fund has been approved by the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, for the immediate release to 16 states
- The money is to be taken from the ecological fund and released directly to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) immediately
The federal government has intervened to ameliorate the situation in some states of the federation ravaged by flood.
The intervention comes in the form of a N1.6billion intervention fund which was approved by the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, for the immediate release to 16 states who have suffered from flooding.
According to Channels TV, the states that will benefit from the intervention fund include Akwaibom, Kebbi, Enugu, Abia, Oyo, Plateau, Edo, Bayelsa, Kwara among others.
The money is expected to be taken from the ecological funds and released directly to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) immediately.
The release of the fund comes days after torrential rains caused massive flooding in some states across the country.
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NAIJ.com recalls that Osinbajo on Monday, July 10 visited Niger state to assess the collapsed Mokwa-Jebba Bridge in the state.
The acting president was also joined by the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, to look at the level of damage on Monday, July 10.
The media reported that the collapse was caused by heavy rainfall and which has affected motorists and commuters on both sides of the road.
In the video below, NAIJ.com visits some communities in Lagos ravaged by flood.