Benue flood: IDP camp manager sacked over irregularities

The Deputy Governor of Benue, Benson Abounu, has confirmed the removal of James Iorhuna, from office as Manager of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp, International Market, Makurdi, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.Highlights:

Mr Iorhuna was relieved of his duty because he violated the instructions given to him – following series of complaints against him by the IDPs.

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Key excerpt:

“…it is like you have a management situation where someone did not carry out instructions given to him by his boss and the boss gets angry.”


On donations for the flood victims, he said that the state government had yet to receive N250 million donation reportedly announced by Aliko Dangote, one of the country’s business mogul.

“I happen to be the chairman of the flood committee in Benue State and I have not heard of or received such funds. If there is anything like that it is yet to come to my knowledge”.

He listed some of the organisations that had donated to the IDPs to include NEMA, MIVA rice, Nasarawa State Government, the APC, the Presidency, Nigerian Air Force and UNICEF.

Meanwhile, some of the IDPs have appealed for more supply of beddings to the camp as well as for permanent solution to the perennial flooding in the state.

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