NEMA Donates Relief Materials To Flood Victims In Kebbi

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)  has donated relief materials to support victims of flood in Kebbi state.

Recall that about 100 households were affected by the flood in Dole-Kaina Area of Dandi Local Government Area of the state sometime in September.

The Director-in-charge of Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Paul Ohenmu, who presented the relief materials to the victims in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday, said the assistance was meant to alleviate their sufferings.

“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.”

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Babale Umar, thanked 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.

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.

Air Force Treats 200 IDP’s In Benue

The Nigerian Air Force has administered free treatment to no fewer than 200 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the flood in Benue.

Squadron Leader Jeremiah Amase, told the  Reporters on Monday in Makurdi that some of the patients were suffering from hypertension, Malaria, diarrhea, upper and lower respiratory infections among others.

The Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, had earlier inaugurated the “Medical Outreach Programme” to assist IDPs as part of the Nigerian Airforce’s ( NAF ) social responsibility to the people of the state.

Amase explained that the over 200 patients attended to responded to treatment.

He said that the clinic had not received any case beyond the medical team’s capability and commended the efforts of medical doctors from the Benue State University Makurdi for their collaboration.

He, however, disclosed that the major challenge facing the camp was lack of water and poor sanitation system which he said was being addressed.

Reports have it that the NAF is collaborating with the State Government, UNICEF and other international and local organizations to assist the flood victims.