The representative of the NEMA DG, Mrs Wagami Lydia during the symbolic presentation of relief items to victims of a rainstorm in Kwara North senatorial district. Photo: Abdullah Ahmed (Radio Nigeria).
Six Hundred and Sixty-two households affected by rainstorms across Kaiama, Baruten and Edu Local Government Areas of Kwara State have received relief materials.
Distributing the materials at Likpata in Edu Local Government Area of the state, the Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, retired Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Muhammed said that the gesture was to bring succour to the affected persons.
Air Vice-Marshal Muhammadu Muhammed, retired, explained that the relief materials were part of efforts to support the Kwara State Government in mitigating the effect of the disaster on the people.
Alhaji Muhammed, represented by the Head of the Minna Operation Office, Mrs Wagami Lydia, advised the public to always take preventive measures to reduce the effect of disasters.
He advised the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the relief materials, warning them against selling the items.
The Senator representing Kwara North Senatorial District, Mallam Sadiq Umar who was represented by the Chairman, Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, Mr Bello Abubakar, commended Federal Government, NEMA and the Kwara State Emergency Management Agency for their efforts towards alleviating the suffering of the victims.
In a remark, the Daudu of Likpata, Alhaji Yusuf Muhammed who represented the Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Sa’adu Kawu Haliru, pledged that the relief materials would be judiciously distributed to the affected victims irrespective of political affiliation.
Some of the beneficiaries expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and pledged to make good use of the items.
The relief materials distributed in strict compliance with government’s directives against the spread of COVID-19 included Six Hundred and Sixty-two bags each of rice, beans and maize, Sixty-six kegs of vegetable oil, Sixty-six bags of sugar, One Thousand, Three Hundred pieces of mosquito nets, blankets, beddings, and One Thousand, Two Hundred bags of cement, One Thousand bundles of roofing sheet and other assorted building materials.
Abdullah Ahmed, Ilorin.