The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to victims of the 2022 flood disaster and bandit’s attacks in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Director General of the agency, Mustapha Ahmed, made this known while presenting the items for onward distribution to the victims on Thursday in Kaduna.
Ahmed who was represented by Alhassan Nuhu, Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, he said the intervention is to cushion the sufferings of the people resulting from the incidents.
He stated that the intervention became imperative after the agency’s assessment of the level of damage caused by flood and banditry attacks.
He however, acknowledged the effort of the Kaduna State Government in providing the first line of support to the affected population.
He mentioned that 500 households were affected by flood in Kaduna, while 1,000 households were affected by banditry in Brinin Gwari LGA.
The Director General assured of NEMA’s readiness to further collaborate with the state government and other relevant stakeholders to distribute the materials.
In his remarks, the Kaduna Central Senatorial standard bearer, Sani Dattijo who canvassed for the assistance, commended the agency for the swift delivery of the items.
Represented by Ahmed Maiyaki, he pledged that the items would be transported to Birnin Gwari Local Government Area for the beneficiaries.
Dattijo assured the victims of an end to banditry, while stressing that he would ensure that NEMA keeps to its mandate of disaster prevention.
While receiving the items, Abdulahi Amir, Chairman of Brinin Gwari LGA, appreciated the agency for the materials, while assuring that the council would ensure that they get to the affected victims, irrespective of their religion or tribe.
Amir however, said that the security situation has been controlled as residents can now move to the state metropolis without security escorts.
Our correspondent observed that the relief items were basically food and non-food materials.