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NEMA distributes livelihood relief materials to 9,100 vulnerable persons in Kebbi

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NEMA distributes livelihood relief materials to 9,100 vulnerable persons in Kebbi

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has distributed livelihood emergency intervention to 9,100 persons affected by the 2022 flood and most vulnerable persons in Kebbi.

Alhaji Mustapha Habib-Ahmed, the Director- General of NEMA, made this known during flag- off of the distribution exercise of the Special National Economic and Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI) in Birnin Kebbi on Friday. 

He said, ” The Federal Government approved the intervention specially for people affected by the 2022 flood disasters and those classified as the most vulnerable persons across the country.

“Following the flood, search and rescue operations were successfully conducted in several locations where trapped persons were rescued and given necessary care. 

” Immediately after the flood incidents, damage and loss assessment were conducted and relief items approved by the Federal Government were delivered across the states to compliment initial intervention by the state government. “

Habib-Ahmed added that federal government approved the special intervention to assist vulnerable person across the country and those affected by the flood to support their quick return to normalcy. 

“This intervention is also expected to drive the sustainable socio- economic resilience of the targeted most vulnerable individuals. 

According to him, a total of 660,884 households were verified and targeted to be benefit from the intervention across the 36 states and FCT, from which a total of 22,202 households in Kebbi will benefit from the items.  

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The DG, represented by Supervisor of the SNELEI, Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf, urged the beneficiaries to make proper use of the items to improve their socio- economic conditions. 

He thanked the state government and, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), for providing them with all the necessary support to accomplish the very important and timely intervention. 

In his remarks, Gov. Nasir Idris, urged the flood victims to utilize relief items distributed to them by NEMA judiciously and avoid ttaling them to market for sale. 

“Committees have been set up by the government, which cut across the local government areas to ensure that distribution of these items reaches all the beneficiaries in good time and with full quantity expected.

“There items will be given out in different categories comprises of food items and others. Whichever category of the items the beneficiaries get, you should all use it judiciously. 

“There is no need of selling the items. It is given to you because it is going to benefit you and your family members,” he said.

The governor, represented by his Deputy, Sen. Umar Abubakar, urged the committees to justly distribute relief items to the flood victims and vulnerable persons in state.

Earlier, Alhaji Yakubu Bala, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), informed the stakeholders that the distribution of the items was the first phase, saying that the state government was planning more of such packages to the people of the state. 

The items distributed  included sewing machine and grinding machine, assorted food items, non- food items and sundry agricultural inputs.

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