Flood: Nasarawa State Distributes Food Items, Relief Materials To Over 45 Communities
Nasarawa State Government has distributed food and non food relief materials to over 45 communities ravaged by flood in Awe and Nasarawa Local Government Areas of the state.
Executive Secretary, Nasarawa state Emergency Management Agency, NASEMA, Mr Zakari Allumaga stated this at a news briefing in Lafia while monitoring the distribution of the items in Lafia.
Mr Zakari Allumaga said the action was in compliance with Governor Abdullahi Sule’s order for immediate distribution of relief materials to the flood victims during the governor’s visit to Nasarawa town following the recent flooding in the area.
Mr Zakari Allumaga pointed out that the relief materials comprised of 44 trucks of 600 bags each of assorted grains and three trucks of non food items such as building materials, children’s clothings, cooking utensils, mats among others.
He stated that over 700 households were submerged in Communities such as Ara, Udenyi Magaji, Ugya and Gude and Nasarawa town in Nasarawa local government and Ribi and Gidan Soja in Awe local government area.
The state Executive Secretary also said the state government was working with traditional and community leaders to come up with a directive banning approval and sale of lands near riverine areas in the state.
Mr Zakari Allumaga added that the agency had set up strong monitoring Committees to check cases of diversion of the items.