Sokoto - The National
Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday donated relief materials to
victims of the flooding in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items were
presented to the Secretary to the Local Government, Alhaji Idris Aliyu, for
distribution to the victims.
The presentation was made by a delegation of the agency, led
by the Head of the Sokoto Zonal Operations of NEMA, Mr Thickman Tanimu.
Tanimu said that the gesture was aimed at alleviating the suffering of the
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''Nobody can stop natural disasters like flood, although
they can now be predicted and minimised.
''The consequences of such unexpected natural disasters are
always unpalatable and destructive as such, the victims will always need any
form of assistance,'' Tanimu, stated.
Making his remarks, Aliyu commended the agency for the
gesture, describing the incident as unfortunate.
He promised that the materials would be judiciously distributed.
The Director-General of the Sokoto State Emergency
Management Agency, Alhaji Hassan Maccido represented by Alhaji Mustapha Umar,
hailed NEMA for the gesture.
Some of the materials donated to the victims include roofing
sheets, building materials and assorted food items. (NAN)