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NEMA distributes relief materials to 510 victims of windstorm in Imo



NEMA distributes relief materials to 510 victims of windstorm in Imo

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Sunday began distributing relief supplies to 510 windstorm victims in Owerri West council areas in Imo.

Acting head of the agency’s Imo and Abia operations office, Ifeanyi Nnaji, said at the inauguration of the exercise that the gesture was fulfilling its promise to the victims during a disaster assessment visit.

He said the affected communities that benefited from the relief distribution were: Obinze, Oforola and Olaukwu.

He said the items distributed to the victims included: 53 10 kg bags of rice, 53 10 kg bags of beans, 53 10 kg bags of gari, as well as three bags of salt.

Mr Nnaji said the other items were: 106 pieces of mattress, 159 bags of cement, 25 bags of nails, as well as 101 packages of roofing sheets.

“We are here today to distribute relief supplies worth millions of naira to victims of windstorms in affected areas, in accordance with federal government guidelines.

“Although I sympathize with the victims, I thank the Director General of NEMA, Mr. Ahmed Habib for his timely intervention,” added Mr. Nnaji.

Nigeria‘s news agency reports that a windstorm recently wreaked havoc in the Owerri West council area and left many households homeless.


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