NEMA Supplies Relief Materials To Adamawa Flood Victims

Director-General, NEMA, Sani Sidi
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From Tom Garba, Yola
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has supplied assorted relief material to over 130 victims of flood disaster in 15 local government areas in Adamawa.
Announcing the donation on Friday during a courtesy call on Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow, Director-General, NEMA, Alhaji Sani Sidi, said he was in the state to present the donation and commiserate with the government and people of the state over the flood which led to loss of three lives and properties.
Sidi urged states in flood prone areas not to relent in sensitizing communities in such areas to move to safer grounds.
“You also need to sensitise the public on dangers of indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainage”, Sidi said.
He lauded the Adamawa government for the support it has been according NEMA in the state, particularly in handling the problem of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Sani said that the support NEMA got from the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) had helped in the effective handling of thousands of IDPs in 12 camps in the state.
“With the support so far we were able to collapse many camps reducing the number to five,” Sidi said.
In his response, Governor Bindo lauded NEMA for the gesture and assured that the materials would be utilize judiciously.
“We thank NEMA for always coming to out aid in times of need,” the governor said.
While in Yola, Sidi and his entourage which included the Secretary General of Nigeria Red Cross, Bello Hammandiran, also visited hospitals to sympathise with victims of last Friday bomb blast.

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