Kaduna — The committee set-up by the Federal Government to help in the gathering and distribution of relief materials to flood victims in the country at the weekend donated materials worth millions of naira to victims of the disaster in Kaduna State.
The items donated include; 1,500 bags of rice, 1500 bags of gari, 1500 cartons of noodles, 3000 bags of salt , 2000 bags of water, 1500 kegs of palm oil, 7500 bags of sugar, 750 sanitary packs, 250 mattresses and 1000 blankets.
Presenting the items, chairman of Group B of the committee, who is also the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mohammed Sani-Sidi, said the committee's mandate is to raise funds and donate same to flood victims.
According to Sani-Sidi, the committee would require the support of states and local governments in order to get to all the victims.
Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa thanked the committee for the gesture, while calling on the Federal Government to assist the state on the dredging of River Kaduna.