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NEMA presents relief materials to Nbodo community in Rivers

04 May 2015, 20:45

Port Harcourt - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Monday presented relief materials to victims of fire incident that destroyed property in Nbodo community in Aluu, Ikwere Local Government Area of Rivers.

The NEMA Zonal Coordinator, South- South, Mr Benjamin Oghenah, presented the materials to the Rivers Ministry of Special Duties in Port Harcourt.

Oghenah said the presentation of the materials was to complement state government’s effort in alleviating the sufferings of the community after their houses were destroyed by fire.

Also read: NEMA offers support to rescued Borno women

He urged the community leaders to ensure equitable distribution of the items to the victims Mrs Ibaniba Briggs-Iti, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties, who handed over the materials to the community leaders, urged them not to sell them, but distribute them equally to the victims.

She called on the community to move on with life and get back on their feet to make up for their loss.

In his speech, Mr Okachi Ordu, a youth leader, commended NEMA and pledged to distribute the materials evenly to the victims.

Some of the items presented include bundles of roofing sheets, mattresses, cartons of noodles, detergents, wrappers, beverages, among others.



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