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Kogi LG flood vic­tims get re­lief ma­te­ri­als

- By Abubakar Sadiq Isah Nigeria News · Disasters · Charity · Society

The Kogi state Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (KSEMA) has do­nated re­lief ma­te­ri­als to flood vic­tims in some rural com­mu­ni­ties in Kogi lo­cal gov­ern­ment coun­cil of the state.

Among the re­lief items do­nated in­cluded, ma­trasses, bags of rice, se­movita, in­domie, pil­lows, veg­etable oil, wrap­pers, car­tons of spaghetti, bags of salt, car­tons of Maggi and car­tons of mac­a­roni.

The di­rec­tor of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment, Abubakar Adamu Ibrahim, rep­re­sented by head of depart­ment for ed­u­ca­tion of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment, Ha­jiya Rakiya Suleiman, while pre­sent­ing the re­lief ma­te­ri­als items, said the ges­ture was part sup­port from the state emer­gency man­age­ment agency to cush­ion hard­ships fac­ing flood vic­tims in the area.

He said over 60 rural com­mu­ni­ties were sub­merged by flood in the area, say­ing the re­lief ma­te­ri­als would only cush­ion a tem­po­rary hard­ships the vic­tims were fac­ing at their var­i­ous IDPs camps across the lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

He com­mended the Ohim­egye of Igu-Ko­tonkarfe, Al­haji Ab­dul­razak Isah Koto, for also do­nat­ing re­lief items to the flood vic­tims.

Also speak­ing, the desk of­fi­cer of the state emer­gency man­age­ment agency of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment, Ab­dul­lahi A. Ibrahim, stressed on the need for

ur­gent sup­port for the flood vic­tims.

He said the af­fected vic­tims have also lost their farm lands to the flood, say­ing timely pro­vi­sion of farm in­puts will en­able the vic­tims to go into dry sea­son crop pro­duc­tion.

The tra­di­tional ruler of Ikumo com­mu­nity, Ab­dul­lahi Ya­haya, who re­ceived the items on be­half of the ef­fected vic­tims, thanked the state emer­gency man­age­ment agency for the donation, while ap­peal­ing to both state and the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to come to their aid in pro­vid­ing the vic­tims with more re­lief ma­te­ri­als.

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