In the continued quest in enhancing mutual accountability and re-enforcing commitment towards people in need of humanitarian assistance, the National Emergency Management Agency was in Umuahia on the 16th December, 2022 for official FLAGG-OFF and distribution of federal government’s approved relief supplies to the flood affected persons in Abia State.
The Director General, National Emergency Management, Mustapha Ahmed Habib represented by the Ag. Head of Operation, Mr. Nnaji Ifeanyi, remarked that the items were part of the ongoing relief approval for the affected persons of flood disaster in the state . He noted that the items is for the beneficiaries under the second trench of federal government’s intervention for flood impacted person’s which cuts across fifty two(52) communities and sixteen (16) Local councils in the State. Speaking further, he pointed out that the phase is specifically on food items only which includes; rice, beans, maize, seasoning cubes, satchet tomatoes and vegetable oils.
The HOOO maintained that the materials can not and is not meant to pay back the losses incurred as a result of the natural incidence but to reduce the pains and feel the impact of government and recover from from their losses .He finally applauded the Governor of Abia State for his continued commitment towards addressing disaster issues in the state.
On behalf of the state, the Executive Secretary Abia SEMA, Dr. Sunday Jackson thanked the Federal government through NEMA for their usual and timely response to the state promising that the materials will really bring succour to the beneficiaries.