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NEMA distributes relief materials to communities affected by communal crises, flood in Enugu

By Lawrence Njoku, Enugu
02 February 2022   |   3:22 am
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), yesterday, flagged off the distribution of food and non-food items worth millions of naira to communities affected by communal crises and flood in Igboeze North and Udenu Federal Constituency of Enugu State.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), yesterday, flagged off the distribution of food and non-food items worth millions of naira to communities affected by communal crises and flood in Igboeze North and Udenu Federal Constituency of Enugu State.

The communities were affected by crises that led to the death and displacement of many people in the area recently.

Southeast Zonal Coordinator, Major Eze, who started the distribution on behalf of the Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed, advised community leaders to engage their neighbours in discussions when there is any form of disagreement to forestall violence.

He further advised community leaders to champion the idea of planting trees to act as wind breakers during windstorm.

He said the practice would make communities more resilient to human instigated and natural disasters.

“Community leaders should champion the idea of planting trees to act as wind breakers during windstorm. These simple practice will make communities more resilient to human instigated and natural disasters,” he stated.

Eze noted that his boss, Ahmed was deeply pained by the devastation caused in the areas and moved fast to cushion the effects of the disaster by approving bags of rice, Maize, salts, kegs of vegetable oil, units of mosquito nets, mattresses and others.

He pointed out that the items were approved by the Federal Government through NEMA to support those that were affected by the disaster.

He expressed hope that the items would assist in reducing the disruptive effect of the disaster in the Federal Constituency.

Speaking at the event, the member representing Igboeze North and Udenu Federal Constituency, Simon Atigwe who brought the incident to the attention of NEMA, commended the Federal Government for approving the items for his people.