Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni said about 40,000 households were affected, and 27 access roads were damaged by the flood disaster last year. Photo: Alkasim Bala/Radio Nigeria
About 25,000 victims of the 2022 flood disaster in Yobe State will benefit from the federal government’s National Economic and Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELE).
Flagging off the distribution of the support items in Damaturu, Governor Mai Mala Buni said Yobe State was among the worst hit by last year’s flood disaster, where over 70 people lost their lives.
The Special National Economic and Livelihood Emergency Intervention being implemented by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is designed to support the long-term recovery of Nigeria from the 2022 flood disaster and the drive for sustainable socio-economic recovery.
Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni said about 40,000 households were affected, and 27 access roads were damaged by the flood disaster last year.
Governor Buni commended the Federal government and other donor partners for their support of victims of disaster in the state and assured them of his administration’s readiness to continue to provide the needed leadership and support to fast-track the state’s recovery and development priorities.
Also, the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Ahmed represented by Hajiya Bintu Aliyu, said 9,000 people would benefit from the first phase of the intervention in Yobe State.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, Muhammed Goje explained that the Agency has upgraded its activities to meet international humanitarian and Emergency working standards to ease the difficulties faced by victims of disasters in the state.
Some of the beneficiaries, Yakubu Muhammed Gulani and Halima Musa commended the federal government for the gesture and promised to make good use of the items.
Items distributed to the beneficiaries included agricultural inputs, food items, sewing machines, and grinding machine mattresses, among others.
Reporting by Alkasim Bala; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Annabel Nwachukwu