The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has presented relief materials worth millions of naira to Katsina State Government for distribution to flood victims in the state.
The Coordinator of the agency for North-West zone, Alhaji Musa Ilallah, presented the materials to the Katsina State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Friday in Katsina.
, who was represented by Alhaji Mannir Gidado, an official of the Agency, said the relief materials were meant for distribution to flood victims in the local government areas that were affected by the disaster.
“This is the third time we are bringing such assistance to flood victims in the state this year,” he said.
He said the provision of the items followed the assessment conducted by NEMA in collaboration with SEMA in the affected areas.
The coordinator said the gesture was to assist the victims whose houses, farms and other valuables were destroyed by the flood.
Ilallah, who sympathised with the victims and the state government over the incident, called on the government to ensure judicious distribution of the items to the victims.
Responding, Alhaji Hassan Rawayau, Executive Secretary, SEMA, who received the items on behalf of the state government, commended NEMA for the support.He assured that the items would be equitably distributed to the victims.
The items donated include; 300 bags of cement, 400 bundles of roofing sheets, 100 bags of rice, 500 pieces of wax materials and 500 pieces of blankets.
About 4,000 people were affected by flood in 17 out of the 34 local government areas of the state this year. Courtesy-NAN.