Group Donates Over N14m to Flood Victims in Kogi
The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of the Diocese of Lokoja has donated N14.376 million to 599 families affected by the recent flood disaster that ravaged some parts of Kogi.
The coordinator of the JDPC, an arm of the Catholic Church, Rev Fr. Leonard Odomeja, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.
Odomeja said that the donation was made with the support of the Catholic Agency for Oversea Development (CAFOD).
He said that each family received N24, 000 cash and that 301 of the beneficiaries were from Kogi Local Government Area, while 298 were selected from Lokoja Local Government Area.
The secretary of the JDPC in Lokoja Diocese, Mr Simon Enejoh, while shedding more light on the gesture from the organisation said that it was meant to show solidarity, love and affection towards the victims.
He said that many of the victims had lost their farmlands, personal effects and houses to the flood disaster and the cash donation was to enable them start life anew.
Enejoh enjoined public-spirited individuals, corporate and faith-based organisations to also reach out to the victims who he said needed supports at this critical period of their lives.