Agriculture Headline Kano Local News

NEMA distributes additional 12,000 metric tonnes of grains in Kano

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated relief materials and presented 7,415 bags of grains for victims of flooding and the Vulnerable in Kano State.

The Director-General NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed-Habib, while presenting the items to the State Government said they are made up of food and non food items.

The DG represented by NEMA Deputy Director OF Finance and Accounts, Alhaji Aminu Boyi Ringim said they were in Kano to present additional relief materials.

He pointed out that, 12,000 metric tonnes of grains was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, from the National Strategic Reserve Stock, to be distributed among the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The items distributed include 1,000 bags of 10kg rice, 1,000 bags of 10kg beans, 1,000 bags of 10kg maize, 75 bags of salt (20kg), 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 were, 1,000 pieces of women’s wears and 1,000 pieces of men’s wears.

The items also 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, the approval for the distribution of the grains was sequel to a, presentation to President Buhari by the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Faruk, of the state of despair faced by most vulnerable.

Receiving the items, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, commended the Federal government for coming to the aid of vulnerable and donating additional relief materials to flood victims in the state.

Dr. 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.

Reporting by Khadijah Aliyu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai