September 19, 2020
Lifestyle

NEMA, Delta SEMA, Provide Succour to Flood Victims

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, in collaboration with Delta State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has commenced the distribution of relief assistance to victims of the 2019 flood disaster in parts of Delta State.

Delta State Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Mr. Omamofe Pirah, at the occasion in Asaba, noted among the first batch of beneficiaries of the exercise were communities in Oshimili North and Oshimili South Local Government Areas, while victims from other affected locations would be captured in subsequent batches.

Mr. Pirah also urged residents of the state to clear their drainages in preparation for the coming rainy season and its attendant challenges in the state.

Also, the Head, Edo Operations office of NEMA, Mr. Dahiru Yusuf, in a remark observed that the delay in the distribution exercise was due to the difficulties in accessing some of the communities affected by the flood disaster.

Mr. Yusuf commended the management of Delta State Emergency Management Agency for their role in saving lives and properties during the difficult period for the victims and expressed the readiness of NEMA to providing relief materials to alleviate their sufferings.

Meanwhile, some of the beneficiaries who spoke to Radio Nigeria after receiving the relief assistance which included food items, blankets and mattresses lauded the federal and state governments for coming to their aid.

Oghenero Eghweree

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