The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated relief materials to flood victims and vulnerable persons in Bauchi State.
The Director-General of the agency, Mr Mustapha Ahmed while presenting the items to the State Government on Thursday, said the materials made up of food and non food items.
He said that the Federal Government through NEMA could not compensate for the traumatic experiences of persons affected by disaster impacts.
“Yet, we have to help people alleviate their sufferings with these FG-approved relief items.
“To ameliorate the suffering of the affected persons, FG has approved the delivery of food items and non-food items,” he said.
The d-d, represented by Alhaji Adamu Usur, Deputy Director Planning Research and Forecasting of the Agency, said the items include 1,000 bags of 10kg rice, 1,000 bags of 10kg beans, 1,000 bags of 10kg maize, 75 bags of salt (20kg).
Others are 75 kegs of vegetable oil, 150 cartons of seasoning cubes and 75 cartons of tinned tomato.
The director-general said the non-food Items include 8,000 pieces of mats, 1,000 pieces of treated mosquito nets, 600 cartons of toilet soap, 2,500 pieces of guinea brocade.
Others are 1,000 pieces of children’s wear, 1,000 pieces of women’s wear and 1,000 pieces of men’s wear,” he said.
Ahmed explained that to assist the most vulnerable individuals, the federal government approved the distribution of the assorted food items to the most vulnerable persons in the state.
“The assorted food items were 166 metric tonnes of maize, 142 metric tonnes of sorghum and 62.5 metric tonnes of millet,” he said.
He said the grains would be distributed directly to deserving persons in collaboration with the senators from the ministers from the state,
“Other partners will be officials of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Bauchi State Chapter, Religious and Community leaders, officials of the Bauchi SEMA and the NEMA Gombe Operations Office,” the directir-general said.
Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, Mr Ibrahim Kashim, Secretary to the State Government , appreciated the FG for coming to the aid of flood victims and the vulnerable in the society.
He assured that the items would be distributed to the victims and the deserving people in the state.