The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has donated relief materials, including over 15 trucks of staple food and some non-food items to victims of flood disaster in Katsina State.
Handing over the relief items to the state Emergency Management Agency in Katsina, the Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustafa Ahmed said the items were part of the relief package approved by President Muhammadu Buhari to victims of this year’s flood disaster across the country.
The relief items include 1,000 bags each of rice, beans and maize, cartons of tin tomato, seasoning cubes, vegetable oil, 8,000 nylon mats, 1,000 mosquito-treated nets, detergents and 3,000 children and adults wears.
Alhaji Ahmed explained that the relief items also include five and a half trucks of maize, five trucks of sorghum and two trucks of millet which were released from the federal government’s strategic food reserve.
“Mr. President approved the release of 12,000 metric tons of staple foods from the strategic food reserve for distribution to flood victims in the 36 states and the FCT.
“Out of this reserve, Katsina State got 166 metric tons of maize, 142 metric tons of sorghum and 62.5 metric tons of millet for distribution to victims of flood disaster in the state”, he said.
Represented by the Director Finance and Accounts in the agency, Alhaji Sani Jiba, the NEMA Boss noted that delegation from the agency had met with Governor Aminu Bello Masari and expressed the federal government’s condolence over the displacement and destruction of property caused by flood in the state.
The relief items were received by the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Babangida Nasamu on behalf of the state government.
Reporting by Ismai’l Adamu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade/Annabel Nwachukwu