NEMA, SEMA distribute relief materials to 1,289 flood victims in Kano

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has distributed relief materials to 1,289 victims of flood and vulnarable persons in Ajingi and Albasu Local Government Areas of the state.

Speaking while flagging off the distribution of the relief materials in Ajingi, Director General NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed Habib said the relief items were meant to bring succour to the victims.

Represented by the Kano state territorial coordinator of the agency, Dr Nuradeen Abdullahi, the DG said Federal Government is committed to assisting people affected by disasters across the country.

Also speaking, the Executive Secretary SEMA, Dr Saleh Jili, said in Ajingi Local government 495 victims of flood and 150 vulnarable persons benefitted from the gesture.

“In Albasu Local government 494 flood victims and 150 vulnarables benefitted out of the 7,415 bags of grains approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, from the National Strategic Reserve Stock to be distributed in Kano”

Jili further explained that the All Progressive Congress (APC) Presidential aspirant, Dr Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also donated 5,000 cartons of relief materials to flood victims in the state.

He listed the distributed materials to included: Indomie, rice, beans, maize, tomato paste, seasoning cubes, vegetable oil, cement and nails.

Other items are nylon mat, roofing sheets, blankets, ceiling board, guinea corn and millet.

He called on members of the public, especially women using firewood and charcoal, to handle fire with care and always switch off their electrical appliances whenever they were going out or going to bed, to avoid inferno.

On his part, the Chairman Ajingi Local Government, Hon. Murtala Uba Ajingi and Chairman Albasu Local government, Hon Mu’azu Abubakar, commended NEMA and SEMA for the kind gesture.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Zuwaira Sule, commended the agency for the donation.

“About five months ago, my house was completely destroyed by flood due to heavy down fall. I lost all my properties during the incident but we thank Almighty God no life was lost.”

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