Director General NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed Habib, stated this while presenting the relief materials in Kano during his second day of on the spot assessment of areas affected by flood in the state.
The affected local governments areas to benefit from the relief materials include Kiru, Albasu,Ajingi, Dawakin Kudu Local Government and Kantin Kwari Market.
He said the items distributed include 4,200 bags of 10kg rice, 4,200 bags of beans, 4,200 bags of maize, 700 kegs of 20 liters vegetable oil, 350 cartons of seasoning cube and 100 cartons of Tomato paste, 2,100 bags of cement, 1,600 bundles of roofing sheets, 300 bags of 25kg (3 inch roofing nails), 600 packets of zinc nail, 800 pieces of ceiling board.
Others are 1,000 pieces of mosquito nets, 1,000 pieces of guinea brocade, 1,000 pieces of wax prints, 1,000 pieces of men wears, 1,000 pieces of women wears, 1,000 pieces of children wears, 1,500 pieces of blankets and 2,800 nylon mat.
“We are here to present the relief materials and commiserate with the government and people of Kano on behalf of the Federal Government over the unfortunate disaster incidents in the state,” he said.
The DG commended the state government for taking disaster risk management to the grass root through Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC).
“Disaster had become part and parcel of life, we must learn to mitigate, reduce an impact transfer loss through insurance and live with them in extreme case.”
Responding, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, commended NEMA for providing the state with relief intervention, adding that it would go a long way.