31 December 2012

Nigeria: Kwara Flood Victims Get Relief Materials

Ilorin — The Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), MTN Foundation, Unifoam, Sir Ahmadu Bello Foundation and Students of Sociology of Education Department of Kwara State University have donated relief materials to victims of flood disasters in Kwara.

Distributing the items yesterday in Ilorin, the Special Adviser on Emergency and Relief Services to the state governor, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi, said the state government spent over N100 million on the provision of relief materials to victims of natural disasters in the state in the year 2012.

Abdullahi also said over 25,000 people were provided with relief materials across the state while 32 hectares of farmland for rice millet, guinea corn, maize and other valuables items worth over N85 million were submerged by flood in some local government areas in the state.

According to him, the state emergency management agency has trained over 50 students on disaster management just as the emergency relief committee has worked with other MDAs in the state to open up drainages in order to allow free flow of water.

Abdullahi warned the people of the state against doing anything capable of igniting disasters in their domain.

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