August 23, 2019
Enviroment

NEMA, SEMA Provide Aids to Flood Victims in Ogun

The Ogun State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has provided aids to affected flood victims in Abeokuta.

The Director, Ogun SEMA, Mr. Olufolarin Ige, said the aids which includes sewing machines, grinding machines, water pumping machines and hairdressing machines were given to artisans and petty traders whose livelihood were affected by the July 13, 2018 flashflood incident in Abeokuta.

Mr. Ige explained that the exercise was the third in the series of distribution of aids to victims of the flood, pointing out that fish farmers that reportedly lost their fishes to the flood were part of the beneficiaries.

He said that the beneficiaries estimated at 785 persons were shortlisted from the pool of victims in SEMA’s assessment list after the flood incident occurred last year, and the gesture from the Federal Government would go a long way in giving succor to this category of victims.

The Director advised residents to heed government’s warning regarding indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainages as such act was one of the main causes of flooding.

The Public Information Officer, NEMA South West Zone, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye who noted that distribution of the aids were targeted at petty business owners, reiterated NEMA’s commitment towards more collaborations with Ogun SEMA in emergency management.

Segun Folarin

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