By Vincent Ujumadu
THE Anambra State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA,Â has taken delivery of relief materials estimated at N30 million for distribution to victims of flood and other disasters in Ihiala, Ekwusigo and Oyi Local Government areas of the state.
The materials, presently stored at the SEMA warehouse in Awka, include 150 bags of rice, 100 bags of beans, 150 bags of garri, 250 bundles of roofing sheets, 50 bags of three inch roofing nails, 50 packets of zinc nail, 300 bags of cement, 120 liters of palm oil, 120 liters of vegetable oil, 200 pieces of foam mattresses, 1000 pieces of plastic buckets, 1000 pieces of bath towel, 1000 pieces of blankets, 1000 pieces of clothing material and 50 bags of 25 kg iodized salt.
Executive Director of SEMA, Dr. Nwabufo Ijezie said the materials donated to complement state government’s intervention, were attracted through the good working relationship and persistent representation by Governor Peter Obi to the Federal Government.
Ijezie explained that the materials would be distributed according to submissions made to the Federal Government, adding that necessary measures had been taken to ensure that they reach the victims as representatives of the communities have been invited to receive the items.
The South East Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Dr. Onimode Bandele, represented by the State Desk Officer of the Agency, Ifeyinwa Onyia, in his address disclosed that NEMA had earlier visited the affected communities and confirmed the submission made by SEMA on extent of damage.
According to him, the materials would be distributed directly to the affected victims by the zonal officials of NEMA in collaboration with SEMA officials, while proper documentation of the victims would also be made for record purposes.
He commended Governor Obi for his commitment to disaster matters and assured of the Agancyâ€™s continuous assistance.