National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA ,yesterday donated building materials to victims of Saturday windstorm in Zaria, Kaduna State.
The North West zonal coordinator of the agency, Malam Musa Ilallah while presenting the items said the gesture was part of the government’s effort to cushion the pain and support the victims to rebuild their houses.
According to him, “Nobody can stop natural disasters like windstorm; we are glad that no life was lost; the materials will go a long way to alleviate their sufferings.
“The consequences of such unexpected natural disasters are always unpalatable and destructive, as such; the victims will always need any form of assistance,” he said.
In a remark and while receiving the items on behalf of the victims, the Zaria community leader, Abubakar Shehu commended the agency for the kind gesture.
Shehu, who described the incident as unfortunate, said the wind storm started at about 6am and lasted for 30 minutes, removing roofs and pulling down trees as they watched helplessly.
He said the materials were timely and promised that they would be judiciously distributed.
Some of the materials donated to the victims include roofing sheets, cement, roofing nails, and food items.

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