-Kebbi state flood victims get federal government’s relief materials.
-The recent flood in the state rendered several homeless and hungry.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has announced the donation of relief materials worth several thousand of naira to victims affected by the recent flood damage in Kebbi state.
The Dole-Kaina local government area of the state was in September, hit by the flood which affected up to 100 households.
The relief materials were presented by NEMA’s director of search and rescue, Air Commodore Paul Ohenmu, in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday, as part of government efforts targeted at alleviating the sufferings of the victims.
“This is just a token to alleviate your suffering; we know that it will not be enough to take care of the disaster, but just for you to know that the federal government sympathises with you.” He said.
Responding on behalf of the state government, secretary to the Kebbi state government, Alhaji Babale Umar, expressed appreciation to the federal government for its love and concern for victims of the disaster.
The items provided included 750 bundles of roofing sheets, 1,000 pieces of textile materials, 2,000 blankets, 1,000 ceiling boards and 1,200 bags of cement.
Others are 500 mattresses, 1,000 bags of Guinea corn, 1,000 bundles of brocade materials, 1,000 rubber mats and 2,000 cartons of detergent.