Construction of 500 houses for 2018 Ogun flood victims begins.

The government begins the construction of 500 houses for 2018 Ogun flood victims.  This has been a project that the victims have been looking forward to since the flood happened in 2018.

The government initiates plans to construct 500 units of 2-bedroom houses to accommodate the victims, an official said

The Federal Government and the Ogun State Government met on Thursday in Abeokuta to summarize plans for building 500 housing units for victims of the 2018 flood incident in the state capital.

Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, Kayode Fagbemi from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), led the Federal Government team. He explained that President Muhammadu Buhari had released funds for the project.

Background Story

We recall a flood that happened due to a heavy downpour that wreaked havoc in some parts of Abeokuta on July 13, 2018. The surge ended up destroying a lot of houses and properties.

Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, the Vice-President who visited the affected areas after the incident, promised that the Federal Government would help find long-lasting solutions by providing housing in safer places for the victims.

NAN also reported that the meeting was accompanied by a visit on Wednesday by NEMA and the Ogun government officials to the proposed site at the Soyoye area located in the Abeokuta-North council area donated by the Ogun government.

Besides, Mr. Fagbemi told journalists that the Federal Government planned to construct 500 components of 2-bedroom houses to accommodate the victims.

He also established that the project would become a reality through direct labor to benefit the host community. Mr. Fagbemi also added that the project would be completed within six months.

Mr. Fagbemi encouraged the Ogun state government to set up a state implementation committee to work with the national implementation committee to complete the project.

He said the meeting became important to survey areas of partnership, adding that the state government was meant to clear the land and also provide other amenities such as schools, markets, and hospitals in the community.

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