Igarra - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday donated relief materials worth millions of naira to rainstorm and flood victims of 2014 in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo.
Benjamin Oghena, the Director of NEMA in South-South, stated this in Igarra, when he handed over the materials to the state government.
According to him, the donation is based on the agency’s assessment of the affected areas.
He explained that more than 200 victims are expected to benefit from the relief materials.
Oghena listed the affected Local Government Areas to include: Akuku, Igarra, Enwan, Ugbosheli, Anyaro, Ojah and Lampese.
He said the items donated are: over 200 mattresses, plastic buckets, mats, cartons of food beverages, cartons of detergents, bags of rice, bags of garri, cartons of sugar, toiletries, jerry-cans of palm oil and vegetable oil.
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Others are bags of cement, pieces of ceiling board, bundles of roofing sheets, bags of roofing nails, packets of zinc nails, pieces of wrappers.
"The donation is to ease the hardship being faced by the flood victims," he said.
Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, the Director of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Edwin Osigbemhe commended NEMA for the gesture.
He pledged that the items will be distributed among the victims without any discrimination.
The Member Representing Akoko Edo Federal Constituency, Peter Akpatason, and the Chairman of the Local Government, Folorunsho Akerejola, also said that the materials would go a long way to alleviate the suffering of the victims.