Residents of Aqwagune community, in Biase local government area of Cross River displaced by flood have been presented with relief materials by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
More than 10,000 residents of the community were displaced by the devastating flood, which destroyed residential and public buildings as well as large acres of farmland.
Items donated by the agency included bundles of zinc, bags of cement, ceiling boards and other building materials.
The Director, Relief and Rehabilitation in the Agency, Mr. Eugene Eze, who presented the items to the displaced persons, expressed shock at the level of damage caused by flood in the community.
Eze noted that displacement of people due to natural disasters was now a national and global problem.
He said the items will facilitate the quick resettlement of the displaced Agwagune people.
The Secretary to the Cross River Government, Dr. Tom Ogar, who was at the event, said that the state government would ensure the materials was put to maximum use.
Dr. Ogar commended NEMA for the gesture and assured that the Cross River government will continue to collaborate with the agency.

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