By Kasim Sumaina in Abuja
Following the flood disaster in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has delivered 13 trucks of relief materials to provide immediate succour to the affected victims.
The Director General of NEMA, Mr. Mustapha Maihaja, who was in Katsina to condole with the state government and victims over the flood incidence in a statement by the Head Media and Public Relations of the agency, Sani Datti, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “I am here with a team from the agency to also assess the situation and identify how NEMA could work with the state government towards providing proper assistance to the affected persons.”
The statement revealed that Maihaja and his team were received by the Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Masari, who appreciated the Agency for the prompt response to the flood.
It hinted that about 13 trucks of assorted relief items were delivered by NEMA for immediate assistance to the victims of the flood.
“The NEMA delegation led by the DG and officials of the state government also visited some of the communities affected by the flood and IDP camp.
“Meanwhile, the DG NEMA along with state governor also received the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, who was in the state to sympathise with state government and victims on behalf of federal government.
“The vice-president who confirmed the initial assistance by NEMA, said that the federal government along with the state will look into the cause of the flash flood with the view to provide lasting solution so that such incidence does not happen again,” it said.