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Flood: NEMA Presents Relief Materials to Bayelsa State Government

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has presented relief materials to the Bayelsa State government to help mitigate the effects of the flood on the victims.

Receiving the items on behalf of the State Government, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural resources Hon. David Alagoa appreciated the Federal Government for identifying with the State

The food items presented include 1,000 bags of 10kg rice, 1,000 bags of 10kg beans, 1,000 bags of 10kg maize, 75 bags of salt (20kg, 75 kegs of vegetable oil (201trs). Other food items include 150 cartons of seasoning cubes (Maggi/knorr), 75 cartons of tin tomato (50 sachets).

The non-food Items include, 8,000 pieces of nylon mats, 1,000 pieces of mosquito nets (treated), 600 cartons of bath soap, 2,500 pieces of guinea brocade (5 yards), 1,000 pieces of new children’s wear, 1,000 pieces of new women’s wear and 1,000 pieces of men’s new wear.

Speaking at the formal presentation ceremony in Yenagoa, the Director General of  NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed, described the exercise as a significant milestone towards consolidating the mutual support and collaboration between, NEMA, and the government of Bayelsa State on disaster management and humanitarian service delivery.

Represented by the Director of Search and Rescue, NEMA, Air Commodore Edward Kolawole Adedokun, said several states of Nigeria, including Bayelsa State have suffered widespread flood disaster in the last couple of months, which needs government’s attention.

He called on the Bayelsa State government to set aside a predictable funding to Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, to enable the Agency intervene timely to save lives and safeguard livelihoods whenever disasters hit.

His words: “The unfortunate flood incidents have resulted in loss of lives, human displacement, loss of means of livelihoods and socio-economic dislocation. Furthermore, banditry and economic downturn and pre-harvest food shortage has increased the vulnerability of a segment of the populace in the recent past.

“In this regard, the Zonal Office of NEMA has continuously worked with the Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to conduct damage and loss assessments to guide relief intervention to persons in need of support in Bayelsa state, the statement read in part.

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