Niger Govt Advises Residents Living Along River Banks To Relocate

12 August 2020 by Isaac Omidiji

In Niger State, residents living In lowlands and along River banks have been told to relocate.

The Head of Operations, Minna office of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, made the call at the commencement of distribution of relief materials to victims of windstorm in Mokwa and Lavun Local Government Areas of the State.

The windstorm that hit the two Local Government Areas occurred few months ago and affected twenty one communities.

This led to the destruction of property especially houses and vehicles.

In a bid to provide succour for the victims, the Federal government, through NEMA provided relief support to those affected.

The Head of Operations, Minna office of the Agency, Mrs Wagami Lydia explained that NEMA had carried out an on-the-spot assessment of the situation to identify those to be supported.

Represented by the Operations Head of Research and Rescue Unit, Malam Hussain Isah, the Head of operations emphasized the need for people to always adhere to warnings to prevent any form of disaster.

The Chairman, Mokwa Local Government Council, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar also commended the Federal Government for the intervention.

He however appealed for more support from well meaning Nigerians and individuals.

Some of the beneficiaries told Radio Nigeria that the relief materials came at the right time.

Items distributed are food items, sleeping and building materials.

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