NEMA provides palliatives for rainstorm victims in Kwara

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has rolled out relief materials to the government of Kwara State for onward distribution to victims of the not-so-recent rainstorm in some areas of the state, a statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor has revealed.

This follows concerted efforts by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, federal lawmakers from the state and other important personalities who called the attention of the agency to the disastrous development.

In a letter, signed by NEMA’s Ag Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, Dr Onimode Bandele, dated 5th October 2020, NEMA announced the approval of some relief materials for the victims of the incident across Ilorin West, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, Asa and Ifelodun local government areas of the state.

The letter listed the relief materials to be distributed to include 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 fo Zinc Nails; and 500 Bags of 3’ Nails.

Meanwhile, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouk is billed to visit Kwara State on Tuesday to flag off the distribution of the (NEMA) relief materials.

Reacting, Governor AbdulRazaq said he was grateful to the Federal Government for coming to the aid of his people in record time, specifically thanking President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Staff to the President, the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and the Director-General of NEMA.

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