NEMA, SEMA donates relief materials to flood victims in Kano


By Nasir Isa

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has distributed relief materials to 406 vulnerable persons and flood victims in Kiru Local Government Area of the state.

While distributing the relief materials on Saturday to the beneficiaries, the Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Habib, said the relief items were meant to bring succour to the victims.

Mr Habib, represented by NEMA Coordinator, Kano Territorial Office, Nuradeen Abdullahi, said the donation was part of the federal government’s effort to support victims of disasters across the country.

He listed the distributed items as maize, rice, millet, guinea corn, noodles, beans, tomato paste, seasoning cubes, vegetable oil, cement, nails, roofing sheets and ceiling boards.

The Director- General urged the public to adhere to early warning rainfall prediction by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) to reduce destruction by flood.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said 306 flood victims and 100 vulnerable persons in Kano benefitted from the 7,415 bags of grains approved by President Muhammadu Buhari from the National Strategic Reserve Stock.

Kano is one of the States worst hit by floods which resulted in loss of lives and properties across the country.

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