As flood wrecked havoc on communities in Kogi state,
Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) has commenced distribution of relief materials to victims.
The Managing Director of HYPPADEC, Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa, who flagged off first phase of the distribution in Koton-Karfe said 113 households from communities in the 10 affected local government areas made the first list.
The managing director was represented by director, Finance and Administration in the commission, Jimoh Haruna Gabi.
He said the exercise was in response to the devastations caused by flooding of the riverine communities by water released from hydroelectric generating dams in the last two weeks.
He stated further that the commission was created basically to ameliorate the pains of community members whose means of livelihood were affected by the floods.
“You will recall that the commission was created to address ecological challenges bedeviling HYPPADEC member states due to operations of the dams,” he said