NEMA warned flood prone states to take early actions to prevent disasters.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has delivered more relief items to support the Bauchi State Government towards early integration of the people that have fled their houses to take refuge in Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in Bauchi State.
The Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, who delivered the items to the Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, said the gesture was approved even after the previous assistance was given, after satisfactory consideration of commitment by the State Government and willingness of the displaced persons to remain in the IDPs camp.
He said Bauchi State has set a good record for the others to emulate in helping distressed people in their localities. He assured that NEMA would always collaborate with the stakeholders including the state and local governments for efficient and effective disaster management in the country.
Mr. Sani-Sidi reminded the states that are yet to establish their own emergency management agencies to do so without further delay and support them to be fully operational especially to address situations within their capabilities and refer only overwhelming situations for federal assistance.
He also urged states to take early actions concerning the prediction of huge floods. Receiving the items, Governor Isa Yuguda who was represented by the State Head of Service, Abdon Gin, thanked NEMA for the kind gesture and assured that the materials would be distributed to the beneficiaries accordingly.
He said the state government has gone far in the process of the resettlement and thanked the federal government for the continued support. The items delivered were 2400 bundles of roofing zinc, 2400 bags of cement, 7000 pieces of timbers and 150 bags of roofing nails.
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