Federal government through the leadership headed by the Director General National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, last week came to the aid of victims of recent flooding that ravaged 15 local Government Areas of Adamawa State.
Presenting the materials comprising of food and non food items to Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla in Yola, Director General National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mallam Sani Sidi said the relief materials were meant to be shared to about 130,000 people affected by flooding across the 15 local governments of the state worst affected by the flood.
Sidi, who earlier commiserated with the state government, noted that on learning about the ravaging flood, he directed the state’s camps coordinator to carry out an assessment in conjunction with the state’s emergency management which informed the amount of relief given to the state.
He commended Governor Jibrilla for the support he has been rendering to the humanitarian agencies in the state, noting that the gesture has aided in service delivery to the Internally Displaced Persons.
Sidi counselled the state government to embark on sensitisation and enlightenment programmes to the affected communities ahead of time noting that earlier this year Nigerian Metrological Agency, NIMET predicted that frontline states, including Adamawa, would be affected by flood.
He commended the governor for the laudable developmental projects executed in the state just as he commended the state’s emergency agency for its commitment and responsiveness, which smoothens the job.
Sidi pleaded with Governor Jibrilla to make available funding ahead of emergencies, which the state can fall back to in case of emergencies due their unpredictability.
In his response, Governor Jibrilla thanked NEMA for its interventions in the state, which brought succour to the teeming people afflicted by insurgency and perennial flooding in the state.
Jibrilla noted that due to the successes recorded by the NEMA DG the four-insurgency frontline governors have decided to lobby for the retention of the DG for another term.
He noted that the state government would continue to partner with the agency for better output, especially in the wake of increasing wave of arrival of displaced persons from as far as Central African Republic.
Jibrilla promised the Director General that the relief materials would be distributed to the right people.


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