Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Sani Sidi, yesterday led some staff of the agency to present relief materials to flood victims in Makurdi, Benue State.
Sidi told Governor Samuel Ortom, who received the items on behalf of the flood victims that the gesture was meant to bring temporary succour to the affected people in six local government areas of the state.
The NEMA boss represented by Mr. Eugene Ezeh, also appreciated the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for its prompt and positive response in establishing nine camps to cover 47 affected communities in the state sacked by flood.
He urged SEMA to sustain the tempo by always providing intervention in form of relief materials to victims whenever the need arises, adding that the agency’s visit was occasioned by the several calls the federal government received from the state. The governor expressed worry that each time flood disaster occurred, the people were not only displaced, farms were also lost. He recalled the 2012 flood incident which destroyed his 350 hectares rice farm.