The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has embarked on direct distribution of relief items to communities affected by the 2020 flood disaster in Ndokwa East and Ndokwa West LGAs of Delta State.
The NEMA Edo Operations Office had earlier conducted an assessment to ascertain the impact and level of destruction of property caused by the flood.
The distribution of relief materials was flagged off at Kwale by the Director General of NEMA, Air Vice Marshal Muhammed Mohammadu (Rtd).
Mohammadu, who was represented by the NEMA Head of Operations in Edo, Mr Dahiru Yusuf, lamented the impact of the flood in the affected communities and the entire state.
He said the distribution of relief materials was part of the effort of the federal government to reduce the impact of the flooding in the areas on the people.
He urged the beneficiaries to ensure the proper use of the items.
The Director, Delta State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr Karo Evemoso, commended NEMA for the gesture, adding that the relief materials would go a long way in providing succour to the people.
Some of the items distributed to the victims included 311 bags of 12.5kg rice, 311 bags of 25kg beans, 311 bags of 12.5kg maize, 121 kegs of vegetable oil, 26 cartons of tomato paste and 52 cartons of seasoning.