The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated relief materials to over 400,000 persons displaced by flood in 92 communities across 11 local government areas of Nasarawa State.
The Director-General of the agency, Mr Mustapha Habib-Ahmed, who was represented by Director of Planning and Forecasting, Dr Fatima Kassim, donated the relief materials to Nasarawa State government for distribution to victims of flood that ravaged parts of the state. The NEMA boss revealed that 11 local government areas were affected in Nasarawa State which included Awe, Toto, Keana, Doma and Nasarawa, while other flash points were Eggon, Keffi, Obi, Lafia, Wamba and Karu LGAs.
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In his remarks, Executive Secretary of NASEMA, Mr Zachary Allumaga, disclosed that over 400,000 persons were displaced by the flood in 92 communities across 11 local government areas of the state. Receiving the items, Governor Abdullahi Sule, commended NEMA for the gesture, noting that it would go a long way to reduce the plights of the flood victims. The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, said the state government had been proactive in planning for disasters, especially flooding through its Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA).
Relief materials donated include mattresses, blankets, towels, nylon mats, mosquito nets, cooking stoves, plastic buckets, plates, toiletries, among others.