22 September 2020 by Aliyu Muraki
Nasarawa State Government has distributed food and 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 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 to ameliorate their Sufferings.
Mr Allumaga pointed out that the relief materials comprised of 44 trucks of 600 bags each of assorted grains and three trucks of building materials, children clothings, cooking utensils,mats among others.
He stated that over 700 households were submerged in the flood.
The State Executive Secretary also said 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 a strong monitoring Committee to check cases of diversion of the items.