FCT MINISTER’S DELEGATION VISITS FAMILY OF LOKOGOMA FLOOD VICTIMS

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A delegation from the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has visited and condoled with the Nwoga family over the death of Mr. Kenneth Nkem Nwoga and two of his children in a flash flood that occurred last Thursday morning in the Lokogoma District of Abuja.

The three-man delegation was led by the Director-General of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Alhaji Abbas Idris.

In a message delivered on his behalf, the Minister described the death of Mr. Nwoga and his two children as heart rendering, adding that he was deeply touched when he received the news of the death of three members of the same family in the unfortunate flood incident.

The Minister who urged the family to remain strong in the face of the tragedy, prayed Almighty God to grant eternal rest to the victims and also give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Wife of the late Mr. Nwoga who received the delegation, Mrs. Ijeoma Kenneth Nwoga thanked the FCT Minister for sending a delegation to visit and commiserate with the family, adding that the visit was very soothing and has boosted their spirits.

Mrs. Nwoga said the family had six children including the two, Master Prestige (9) and Miss Winner (13) who died along with their father.

The delegation also used the opportunity to relate the Minister’s appeal to residents of the area to remain calm and support the FCT Administration in its effort towards finding permanent solution to the issue of flooding and other challenges in the area.

They said the Minister has directed the Federal Capital Development Authority and the Mass Housing Department to undertake a comprehensive study of the infrastructural challenges facing the Lokogoma district particularly roads, bridges and drainages and come up with an implementation plan to address the issues.

 

Abubakar Sani

Special Assistant (Media) to FCT Minister

Tuesday 22nd August, 2017

 

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