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NEMA dispatches relief materials to flood victims

26 September 2012, 07:18

Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has dispatched food items and other household utensils to Lokoja in Kogi for the use of persons displaced by flood disaster.

The NEMA co-ordinator in charge of Abuja zone, Mr Ishaya Chokoloko said on Tuesday in Abuja that clothes, detergents, soap and mosquito nets were among the items sent.

He said the items, which would be distributed directly to the victims to avoid diversion, would be distributed to the victims as from Wednesday morning.

Chokoloko disclosed that the NEMA Director-General, Alhaji Sani Sidi had also directed that assorted drugs be procured for the victims.

He said the NEMA Director-General would arrive in Lokoja on Wednesday to further assess the situation and identify other areas where the agency could intervene.

He said the rescue of trapped victims in Ibaji local government was still on-going.

Chokoloko said some of the rescued victims had been taken to a site in Anambra while two more new camps were opened in Idah, thereby bringing the total number of camps there to six.

He said NEMA’s search and rescue team, led by Air Commodore Charles Odegbade, had been able to penetrate virtually all the communities in Ibaji local government to rescue the victims.


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