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Published On: Thu, Jan 1st, 2015

NEMA donates relief materials to Sokoto flood victims

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nema-logoThe National Emergency Management Agency yesterday donated relief materials to victims of the flooding in Rabah local government area of Sokoto state.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items were presented to the Secretary to the Local Government, Alhaji Idris Aliyu, for distribution to the victims.

The presentation was made by a delegation of the agency, led by the Head of the Sokoto Zonal Operations of NEMA, Mr Thickman Tanimu.

Tanimu said that the gesture was aimed at alleviating the suffering of the victims.

“Nobody can stop natural disasters like flood, although they can now be predicted and minimised.

“The consequences of such unexpected natural disasters are always unpalatable and destructive, as such, the victims will always need any form of assistance,” Tanimu, stated.

Making his remarks, Aliyu commended the agency for the gesture, describing the incident as unfortunate.

He promised that the materials would be judiciously distributed.

The Director-General of the Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Hassan Maccido, represented by Alhaji Mustapha Umar, hailed NEMA for the gesture.

Some of the materials donated to the victims include roofing sheets, building materials and assorted food items. (NAN)


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