Emeka Osondu in Onitsha
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday donated relief materials worth millions of naira to over 400 victims of the 2015 flood disaster in Obosi near Onitsha in Anambra.
Presenting the items, the South-East Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Ejike Ude-Inya, listed the items as 300 bags of cement, bags of rice, plastic buckets, detergents, clothing materials, children wears, blankets, roofing sheets, mats and sugar, among others.
He said the materials were Federal Government’s assistance to cushion the effect of the flood which destroyed houses, farmlands and household property.
The zonal coordinator of the agency advised them to utilize the materials effectively, assuring that the Federal Government will make more donations to them soon.
He cautioned the people against indiscriminate waste disposal, blocking of waterways and other human actions that contributed to the flooding.
Ude-Inya commended the Nigeria Red Cross Society in the state for the role during and after the disaster.
In a remark, the Vice Chairman of Red Cross, Prof. Peter Katchy, called for equitable distribution of the relief materials to the affected persons and areas.
Katchy listed the affected areas to include Ugamuma village, Ire village, Umuota village and Uruowulu village all in Obosi Inland town.