Niger govt. donates N27m relief materials to flood victims in Kontagora

Niger state government has donated N27 million relief materials to flood victims in Rafin-Gora community in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.

Alhaji Ahmed Inga, Director General of the state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Thursday.

NAN recalls that 10 persons mostly children loss their live as a result of a downpour in Rafin-Gora community in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.

Inga disclosed that N8 million cash, food items and building were donated to families that lost their loved ones.

He added that the relief materials distributed were 600 bags of cement, 200 bags of rice,100 bags of maize, 50 jerry cans of red oil and 50 jerry cans of groundnut oil,

Other items were 50 bags of salt, 50 cartoons of bathing soap, 50 bags of washing soaps, 50 bags of Semovita and Maggie.

The Director General reiterated the commitment of the state Governor, Abubakar Bello in providing humanitarian services and enabling environment for economic development.

He noted that arrangement were being made by the state government to provide a lasting solution to continuous occurrence of flooding in the state.

Inga said that the state government had solicited the intervention of World Bank to tackle the problem of gully erosion in the community.

“The world bank has conducted area survey and has started moving in their equipment to commence work. A resettlement site of members of the community had been provided, demarcation and plotting will soon commence,” he said.

He, however urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the relief assistance and advised them to continue support government policies and programmes.

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