Lawmaker Donates N5m Relief Materials To Flood Victims In Sokoto

A member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Isa Kalanjeni, on Monday donated assorted relief materials worth N5 million to flood victims in Bachaka, Gudu Local Government of Sokoto State.

Presenting the items, at Bachaka, Kalanjeni, who represents Gudu/Tangaza Federal Constituency, said the gesture was aimed at alleviating the suffering of the victims.

Kalanjeni said, ”My visit here is to personally commiserate with you in your most trying times.

“My donation is not in any way a compensation for your huge losses, as only God who destines the disaster is capable of doing that.

”You should, however, regard the unfortunate disaster as an inevitable act of God.”

The lawmaker said he had reported the incident to the House of Representatives with a view to getting relief for the victims.

He said, ”I have also written to the National Emergency Management Agency for its prompt action.’’

The District Head of Bachaka, Alhaji Aminu Abdulahi, commended the lawmaker for the gesture and promised judicious distribution of the items to the victims.

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Tangaza Local Government, Alhaji Madugu Ruwa-Wuri, called for prayers to prevent re-occurrence of the incident.

Ibrahim Gatari and Sambo Abdullahi, two of the beneficiaries, also commended the donor for his intervention and promised to make the proper use of the materials.

The items included 300 bags of cement, 30 bundles of roofing sheet, rubber mats, plastic buckets and kettles, among others.


Aisha Buhari Donates Relief Materials To Agatu Crisis’ Victims

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, yesterday donated relief materials to persons displaced in the Agatu crisis, camped at the NOGOA Secondary School Makurdi.

Mrs. Buhari who was represented by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osibanjo, said her visit to the state was also to enable her obtain first hand information on crisis. She condoled with victims of the crisis in Agatu and other crisis ridden areas of the state promising that they would not stand alone in their moment of grief.

Earlier, Governor Samuel Ortom insisted that Benue State was under the siege of marauding Fulani herdsmen who invaded the state from outside the country and urged the federal government to intervene to stem the killings. According to the Governor, “the devastation and destruction in Benue state is more than what happened in the North East, we are under siege and those behind this are not the normal Fulanis who have lived with us over the years, they are from outside. Given our strategic position as the food basket of the nation, if the Federal Government does not stand up to stop the crisis, there will be shortage of food in the country next year.”

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NEMA Distributes Relief Materials To Anambra Flood Victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has sent relief materials worth millions of naira to the Anambra State government for flood victims.

The Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammadu Sani Sidi, who was in the state, on Wednesday, said that the body had taken sensitization campaigns to the flood prone areas like Ekwusigo, Ihiala, Idemili South, Awka North and other council areas.

He was accompanied on the trip by the NEMA Zonal Co-ordinator for South-West, Dr. Onimode A. Bandele and his South-East counterpart, James Major Eze.

Governor Willie Obiano, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Daniel Ezeanwu, received the relief materials.

Some of the materials delivered in collaboration with the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) were 1,200 bags of rice, 1,000 bags of beans, 200 bags of garri, 305 bags of sugar.

Others were 1,500 pieces of wax prints, 1,500 pieces of Guinea brocade, 850 pieces of mattresses, 600 bags of cement, 1,000 pieces of ceiling boards, 350 pieces of roofing sheets, and 500 pieces of plastic buckets among many others.

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NEMA Distributes Relief Materials To 272 Deportees From Niger Republic

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday in Ibi, Taraba, distributed relief materials to 272 Nigerians deported from Niger Republic.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the materials were distributed to the deportees and also to victims of insurgency at the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in the area.

Alhaji Muhammed Sani-Sidi, NEMA Director-General, presented the materials to the IDPs in Ibi on behalf of the Federal Government.

Sani-Sidi told the victims that Federal Government was committed to ensuring that peace returned to all warring communities across the country to enable them settle in their various villages.

He thanked the people of the Ibi for hosting the deportees, an urged them to continue with the gesture because government was taking necessary steps to resettle all affected persons.

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