Kogi LG flood victims get relief materials
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.