The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated various relief materials to support victims of the rainstorm disaster in Kwara State.
This was made known in a letter signed by NEMA’s Acting Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, Dr Onimode Bandele, addressed to the Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, and copied to the Senator representing Kwara Central, Ibrahim Oloriegbe.
Recall that, CAMPUS REPORTER published a report detailing how heavy rainstorm wreaked havoc in about 357 communities in Kwara State, leading to the collapse of buildings and rooftops and leaving many less-privileged persons homeless.
The agency has approved relief materials for the victims of the incident which cut across Ilorin West, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, Asa, and Ifelodun local government areas of the state.
As contained in the letter, the relief materials which comprise 3,844 Bags of Rice (12.5kg); 3,844 Bags of Beans (25kg); 3,844 Bags of Maize (12.5kg); 384 Kegs of Vegetable Oil; 641 Cartons of Seasoning; 320 Cartons of Tinned Tomatoes; 192 Bags of Salt; 7,000 Pieces of Mattresses; 7,000 Pieces of Wax Prints; 7,000 Pieces of Mosquito Nets; 7,000 Pieces of Nylon Mats; 7,000 Pieces of Blankets; 4,500 Pieces of Ceiling Boards; 4,500 Bags of Cement; 4,500 Bundles of Roofing Sheets; 1,500 Packets of Zinc Nails; and 500 Bags of 3’ Nails, are to be distributed to the affected victims across the state.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk, visited Kwara State on Tuesday to flag off the distribution of the relief materials to the affected persons.
The Governor of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq expressed appreciation to the Federal Government and NEMA for coming to the aid of the people in record time.
Before the intervention of NEMA, the Kwara State Government and some privileged individuals and organisations assisted the victims with iron sheets, nails, money and other relief materials.
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