4,200 Flood Victims To Benefit From NEMA Relief Materials In Osun – FG

4,200 Flood Victims To Benefit From NEMA Relief Materials In Osun – FG
  • PublishedNovember 4, 2022

Yusuf Oketola

No fewer than 4,200 flood disaster victims in the State of Osun are to benefit from the relief materials donated by the Federal Government through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed Habib, stated this while delivering a consignment of edible and non-edible materials to the office of Osun Emergency Management Agency (OSEMA), on Thursday.

Habib, who was represented by Slaku Lugard Bijimi, the Deputy Director in charge of disasters and risk reduction, noted that the donation of relief materials was being carried out in different states in Nigeria.

He stated that the distribution was also based on a joint assessment exercise earlier conducted by SEMA and NEMA Zonal Offices throughout Nigeria.

The NEMA boss, therefore, admonished the state government through OSEMA to ensure that the donated items get to the beneficiaries.

The relief materials are 105 metric tons of maize, the equivalent of 2,100 bags of 50kg grains, 88.7 metric tons of Sorghum which is the equivalent of 1,774 bags of 50kg and 98.7 metric tons of Garri amounting to 3,948 bags of 25kg.

Other items received by Osun from NEMA to cushion the devastating effects of floods includes rice, beans, groundnut Oil, children wears, mats and clothing materials.

Speaking at the programme, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Oluwole Oyebamiji, stated that the proactive nature of his administration to clear waterways and drainages has tremendously helped the state against the myriad of flood disasters currently ravaging many states in Nigeria.

Oyetola appreciated NEMA for the donation of relief materials to the vulnerable people and victims of flood disasters in the state.

He assured that all the relief materials will be distributed to the affected people without any undue interference by the government.

Earlier, Mr Amos Adejinle, the General Manager, OSEMA applauded the Federal Government through NEMA for the donation of the relief materials, saying it will go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of the victims.


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