Kaduna Flood Victims Get Relief Materials

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of relief materials to 8,757 households affected by the 2022 flood disaster in Kaduna State.

Mr Mustapha Ahmed, the Director-General of the agency, said during the distribution in Kaduna that the gesture was under the Special National Economic and Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI).

Ahmed, who was represented by Ms Ngozi Echeazu, State Team supervisor, SNELEI, said that the distribution was aimed at bringing succour to the affected households in the state.

He identified the items as food and non-food items, such as rice, beans, sorghum, blankets, mats, mosquito nets and detergents.

Other non-food items include sewing machines, grinding machines, water pumps for dry-season farmers, sprayers, fertilizers, herbicides and seedlings.

He explained that the agricultural inputs were given to take farmers back to the farms, stimulate crop production and safeguard national food security in the middle of an economic downturn.

The DG added that the livelihood support was to help artisans improve their businesses and grow the economy.

- Advertisements -
NNPC Mega Filling Station

He called on the beneficiaries to avoid selling the items and destroy the good intentions of the Federal Government.

In her remarks, the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, commended the Federal Government for the gesture.

Balarabe, who was represented by Mr James Kanyip, Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Uba Sani, Office of the Deputy Governor, said that the items would assist the beneficiaries in rebuilding their lives.

She also advised the beneficiaries against selling the items, which she said was to alleviate poverty and empower them economically.

The deputy governor also called on the distributors of the relief materials to ensure that only the targeted persons and the vulnerable were given the items.

Also, Mr Usman Mazabu, Executive Secretary, of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency, thanked the Federal Government for approving the relief assistance to the victims.

Muazu assured that the relief materials would be transparently and jointly distributed to the affected persons by officials of NEMA, SEMA and representatives of the community and other relevant stakeholders.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest stories

Most Read

Signup To WikkiTimes Newsletter