By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU- THE National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has donated 26 assorted relief materials worth millions of Naira to Enugu state government for onward distribution to the 2017 flood victims in the state.
The materials of varying quantities include different quantities of building materials , pieces of blankets, foam mattresses, clothes, mosquito nets and bags of salt.
Other materials include different bags of food items, toiletries, wears, fishing nets and sewing machines.
Director General of NEMA, Mr. Mustapha Maihaja, while handing over the materials in Enugu said that the donation followed report of flood disaster and the on-the-spot assessment carried out in the communities affected by flood in the state.
Represented by the South east zonal coordinator of NEMA, Mr. Walson Brandon, Maihaja said that the humanitarian relief assistance by the federal government was to ameliorate the sufferings of the affected communities.
Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, the Executive Secretary, Enugu State Emergency Management Agency, ESEMA, Mrs. Nkechi Eneh, said the unique gesture was an eloquent testimony to government’s welfare of the citizens.
Eneh who was represented by her Special Assistant, Mr. Austin Ajuluchukwu said the flood disaster affected over 50 communities in 9 local government areas of the state.
He pledged that the materials will get to the effected persons immediately so the purposes for the humanitarian gesture would be met.
Ajuluchukwu said “It’s good the items are coming in in batches as they come we distribute them to the affected persons.”
He enumerated the affected local governments to include Nkanu East, Igbo etitit, Ezeagu, Udi, Enugu North, Uzo-Uwani, among other council areas of the state.