NEMA distributes relief materials to disaster victims in Abia

NEMA distributes relief materials to disaster victims in Abia

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has started the distribution of relief materials to the victims of flood, windstorm and fire in Obingwa, Osisioma and Ukwa West Local Government Areas of Abia.

The Head of NEMA, Imo/Abia Operations, Mr Evans Ugoh, announced this via a statement in Umuahia on Sunday.

Ugoh listed the relief items as bags of rice, beans, garri, salt, cement, nails, vegetable oil and roofing sheets, among others.

He said that the materials were handed over to representatives of the affected communities — Ovom-Amairinabua, Amaise, Obiaha-Ogwe, Umunwarie, Umuechem and Umuoru-Umuode — at a brief ceremony in Umuahia.

He conveyed the sympathy of the Director-General of NEMA, retired AVM Mohammadu Mohammed, for the victims over the  hardship caused by the disasters.

Ugoh said that the relief items are meant to cushion the effects of the disasters on the victims.

He also said that some of the items would be distributed to the victims directly by NEMA, Abia State Emergency Management Agency, security agencies and non-governmental organisations.

“The NEMA boss has appealed for peace during the distribution,” he added.

Assemblyman Mr Goodwin Adiele, lawmaker representing Ukwa West constituency in Abia House of Assembly, commended NEMA and the Federal Government for the gesture.

One of the beneficiaries, Mr Eze Nwagbara of Amaise Umuizide Autonomous Community in Obingwa also lauded the government and NEMA for the assistance.

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