1 July 2012

Nigeria: Succour for Kwara Rainstorm Victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has put smiles on the faces of the victims of recent rainstorm in Baruten, Asa, Ilorin West, Ilorin East and Moro LGAs of Kwara State as relief materials were distributed to them to complement the efforts of the state government.

Speaking at the distribution of the materials in Ilorin at the weekend, the director-general of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Sanni Sidi, said there was need for people to embrace disaster risk reduction such as clearing of drainages and avoid dumping refuse in rivers and gutters.

Represented by a deputy director in the office of the DG in charge of finance and supply, Mr. Joseph Okoro, the NEMA boss, however, said the agency would not shirk its responsibility to bring relief materials to victims whenever disaster occurs.

Some of the relief materials distributed to the victims include roofing sheets, cement, roofing nails, blankets, planks and plastic buckets.

Also speaking, the special assistant to the Kwara Governor on Emergency and Relief Services, Alhaji Musa Abdulahi, commended NEMA for its prompt response to the situation of environmental disaster in the state.

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