COALITION OF BENUE NGOS TO SUE BENUE STATE GOVT TO HAND OVER FLOOD FUND TO VICTIMS

More hands to the till to ensure a bounteous harvest

Lawyers Alert

A number of registered NGOs in Benue State have come together under a coalition with the objective of suing the Benue State Government to compel it to hand over the victims floods fund given to it by the Federal Government and several other Agencies totaling over N700m to the victims.

Recall after the devastating effect of last year flooding in Benue, over 11,000 registered individuals from approximately 4075 homes were affected. The Federal Government donated N500m to the victims of the fund, sums which were added to by donations from some northern states governments, corporations and individuals. About N700m was receipted.

One year after this assistance, the Benue Government has yet to disburse the funds nor state what use the monies were put to. It took a suit under the FOI law by a human rights Activist for Government to, a year later, begin the construction of drainages in theā€¦

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