By Ikhili Ebalu, Benin City
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has distributed relief items to 2020 flood victims in Etsako East, Etsako Central and Esan South East local government areas of Edo state.
Items distributed were rice, garri, beans, spaghetti, salt, groundnut oil, seasoning mosquito nets, blanket, matress among others.
Presenting the items on behalf of NEMA Director General, AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd), in Benin on Thursday Head of Benin NEMA operation office, Dahiru Yusuf said the items was to cushion the effect of the flood disaster on the affected residents.
“These items are given to the flood victims by the federal government due to this years flood so as to cushion the effect of the flood on the people. The federal government will always come to the aid of the people,”
Represented by Ifeanyi Omeje, urged the beneficiaries of the local government areas to ensure that the items get to the victims and also take proactive measures to avoid losing property and lives to flood by moving to higher ground during flood.
On his part, the Head Edo State Emergency Management Agency, Salami Lukeman, commended the federal government for coming to the aid of the state.
He assured that the items would get to victims as they have earlier done the enumeration to ascertain the affected and forwarded to the federal government.
“The items will definitely get to the affected people because we have carried out enumeration and the people are already known, so the victims will get the items.