Ekiti State Government has taken delivery of relief materials worth millions of naira from the Federal Government for distribution to victims of floods, rainstorms and other natural disasters in the state.
Some of the items received are building materials and foodstuff which includes one hundred metric tons of maize, about eighty-nine metric tons of sorghum and ninety-eight metric tons of garri, while other food items were rice, beans, salt and vegetable oil.
Other items were men, women and children’s wear, mosquito nets, and mats, among others.
While taking delivery of the materials in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Monisade Afuye appreciated the Federal Government and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA for the gesture at this critical time the flood and rainstorms had wreaked havoc in some parts of the country.
Chief Afuye, who explained that some farmlands had been destroyed by flood in Ekiti, said the government would do everything possible to bring succour to the victims by ameliorating the suffering of the people, especially the affected farmers.
“The Deputy Governor said that government is aware of devastating effects of flood ravaging some parts of Nigeria”
She said, “many farmlands have been taken over by flood in the state, expressing believe that the relief materials received with the one provided by the Ekiti State Government would go a long way in ameliorating the suffering of the victims of disasters in the state.”
Chief Afuye, however, observed that parts of the materials were yet to be taken to the state and promised that when they were all received, they would be distributed to the beneficiaries.
Earlier, the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed explained that the gesture was part of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration commitment to make life meaningful to the people, especially victims of natural disasters.
Alhaji Ahmed said that President Buhari had already released twelve thousand metric tons of grains to be distributed to thirty-six states in the country and urged state governments to ensure the smooth distribution of the items.