Kebbi State Government through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) yesterday distributed relief materials to victims of rainstorm and 900 people that have been displaced by bandits.
Alhaji Sani Dododo, Kebbi SEMA Executive Chairman disclosed this yesterday in Birnin Kebbi while distributing the items comprises of rice, building materials, grains and bags of cement to the rainstorm victims identified by their district heads.
Dododo said they “have been going round to other Local Government Areas, and here we are in Birnin Kebbi, to cushion the effect of the rainstorm disaster.
‘The relief materials comprise 60 bags of rice, 60 bags of millet, 60 bags of maize, 300 bags of paddy rice and 600 bags of cement, among others,’ he said.
He said the agency recently distributed the relief materials to 900 IDPs in Danko/Wasagu and Zuru LGAs who lost their parents and husbands as well as livestock to bandits in Dabai of Zuru LGA and Mairere and Bena, in Danko/Wasagu LGA.
‘We are going to sponsor and send their children to schools from primary to secondary as a relief in order to cushion the effect of their loses,’ he said
‘The agency will not relent in its effort to ensure the protection of peoples lives and property. We are going to collaborate with all the stakeholders in the State to sensitise the public to take precautionary measures against disasters, especially flood and windstorm, and their management, in both the rural and urban areas,’ he said.
Dododo called on to residents in riverine areas to relocate to upland.
He further called on the general public to ensure the evacuation of wastes from waterways and keep their environment sanitized.