The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday donated relief materials and presented 7,415 bags of grains for vulnerable persons in Kano State.
The Director General NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed Habib, while presenting the items to the State Government said the gesture is part of the 12,000 metric tons of grains approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, from the National Strategic Reserve Stick to be distributed among the 36 states and FCT.
Represented by the Deputy Director Finance and Account of the agency, Alhaji Aminu Boyi Ringim, the DG said the items are made up of food and nonfood items.
According to him the Federal Government through NEMA cannot compensate for the traumatic experiences of persons affected by disaster impacts, “we can assist people in alleviating their sufferings with these Federal government approved relief materials.”
The items include 1,000 bags of 10kg rice, 1,000 bags of 10kg beans, 1,000 bags of 10kg maize, 75 bags of salt (20kg), 75 kegs of vegetable oil, 150 cartons of seasoning cubes and 75 cartons of tin tomato, 8,000 pieces of nylon mats, 1,000 pieces of mosquito net and 600 cartons of bath soap.
Others are 2,500 pieces of guinea brocade, 1,000 pieces of children’s wear, 1,000 pieces of women’s wear and 1,000 pieces of men’s wear.
“The remaining items include 3,325 bags of 50kg Maize, 2,840 bags of 50kg guinea corn and 1,250 bags of 50kg millet.”
Ahmed Habib further explained that a presentation was made to President Buhari by the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Faruk, of the state of despair faced by the most vulnerable.
Receiving the items, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, commended the Federal government for coming to the aid of the vulnerable and donating additional relief materials to flood victims in the state.
Ganduje who was represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Alhaji Kabiru Tarauni, said that the items would be distributed accordingly to the victims and deserving people.