Following the recent flooding incidents across the country, youths from the Niger Delta have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the numerous humanitarian interventions in the region.
Under the aegis of the Niger Delta Progressive Youth Forum (NDPYF), the youths said the Buhari-led administration has shown a mindful value of life, making sacrificial efforts to ameliorate the recent devastating effect caused by the flooding in parts of the country.
President of the group, High Chief Richard Egbe Egbe, at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, said about 5,200 victims in the Niger Delta have received grace of a new hope thanks to the interventions by NEMA.
Egbe noted that NEMA DG, Ahmed Habib, was on ground in the region to supervise the distribution of relief materials to affected persons.
“It could be noted that, Ahmed Habib, the director general of NEMA took it upon himself to lead and bring about to the provisions of the Niger Delta disaster victims, thereby aiding to comfort and, giving warm support to the people, while delivering a consignment of edible and non-edible materials valued at several millions of naira to the office of Delta State Emergency Management Agency (DSEMA).
“Habib, with the guidance and support of The Niger Delta Progressive Youth who were strong-willed, took up the task, getting all materials disbursed in other to see victims of the disaster comforted. He saw to the donation of relief materials being carried out in different locations mostly affected by the flood, as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
“The relief materials donated by NEMA are 115 Metric Tonnes of Maize, the equivalent of 6,100 bags of 70kg grains, 99.7 Metric Tones of Sorghum which is the equivalent of 2,774 bags of 60kg and 85.7 Metric Tons of Garri amounting to 2,948 bags of 20kg. Other items received by Niger from NEMA to cushion the devastating effects of floods includes Rice, Beans, Groundnut Oil, Children wears, mats and clothing materials valued at several millions of naira,” he said.