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NEMA distributes relief items to flood victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), in collaboration with Kano state government have distributed relief materials to another batch of 4,215 flood victims and vulnerable persons, in three local government areas of the state.

The Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Habib, made the disclosure during distribution of relief materials to the victims in Dawakin Kudu, Wudil and Warawa Local government areas.

Ahmed Habib represented by NEMA Coordinator Kano Territorial Office, Dr Nuradeen Abdullahi, said the relief items were meant to alleviate their suffering.

He urged the beneficiaries to use the items judiciously, and called on the public to adhere to the early warning rainfall, predicted by the Nigeria Metrological Agency (NiMet), to reduce flooding and other environmental hazards.

In his remarks, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for the donation.

Represented by the Executive Secretary Kano state emergency management agency (SEMA), Dr Saleh Jili, Governor Ganduje, said 346 victims of flood benefitted from the gesture in Dawakin Kudu Local government area.

He highlighted that, in Wudil 1,337 victims recieved the donation, while in warawa Local government 2,332 flood victims and 200 vulnerable also benefitted, out of the 7,415 bags of grains approved by President Buhari, from the National Strategic Reserve Stock to be distributed in Kano.

“The distributed materials included nylon mat, roofing sheets, blankets, ceiling board, Clothing materials, children wears, mosquito nets and salt. Other items are Maize, rice, millet, guinea corn, Indomie, rice, beans,tomato paste, seasoning cubes, vegetable oil, cement and nails” Dr Saleh Jili.

Chairmen of Warawa and Wudil local government areas, Alhaji Yusuf Abdullahi Danlasan Alhaji Murtala Garba Darki, commended Kano State government and NEMA for the support.

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to Eadio Nigeria, Malam Abdulhamid Ibrahim, Bello Habu,Abubakar Musa and Maikudi Maikaba said the flood had affected their homes.

They maintained that the food items, building and clothing materials would go a long way in alleviating their suffering.

Reporting by Khadijah Aliyu; editing by Seyi Ajibade and Adeniyi Bakare