By Bosede Olufunmi, Wudil (Kano).
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has presented relief materials to 4,215 flood victims in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kano State.
The Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustafa Habib, said this at the distribution of the materials to the beneficiaries on Sunday in Warawa, Dawakin Kudu LGA of the state.
Habib, who was represented by NEMA Coordinator Kano Territorial Office, Dr Nuradeen Abdullahi, said that the items were meant to alleviate the sufferings of the victims.
He advised the residents to adhere to the yearly precautions given by the Nigeria Metrological Agency (NiMet) on flooding to prevent future flooding.
Habib urged the beneficiaries to ensure judicious use the items.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the donation.
Ganduje, represented by the Executive Secretary, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Saleh Jili, said that 2,332 flood victims benefitted from the relief in Warawa LGA of the state.
“In Dawakin Kudu 346 flood victims benefitted, while 1,337 victims benefitted in Wudil LGA and 200 vulnerable persons also benefitted out of the 7,415 bags of grains approved by Buhari from the National Strategic Reserves Stock, to be distributed in Kano,” he said.
He listed the relief materials to as maize, rice, millet, guinea corn, Indomie Noodles, rice, beans, tomato paste, seasoning cubes, vegetable oil, cement and nails.
Others are nylon mat, roofing sheets, blankets, ceiling board, clothing materials, children wear, mosquito nets and salt, among others.
Ganduje said that the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, also donated relief materials to flood victims in the state.
Responding, Murtala Darki, the Chairman of Wudil Local Government Council, lauded NEMA and the state government for the donation.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Malam Maikudi Maikaba promised that they would use the items judiciously.