The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on friday distributed relief materials to flood victims in some parts of southern Taraba.
Habib Mustapha, Director General of the Agency, while Flagging Off the distribution exercise in Jalingo said that Federal government is committed to alleviating the hardship of people affected by flood disaster in the identified LGAs of the state.
Mustapha, who was represented by Mr Cyprian Agwunwa, Head of Account Unit NEMA Yola Operations office, said that the Agency deemed it necessary to provide both food and non food items to cushion the effect of flood disaster in the state.
According to him, the distribution is aimed at bringing succur to those who had been displaced in this area.
The DG further explained that the direct beneficiaries covers the affected Local Government Areas which includes Ibbi,Gassol, Gashaka, Bali and Kurmi LGAs.
In his remark, The chairman Ibbi Local Government who also doubled as ALGON Chairman in the state Hon. Bala Bako Sungbado who spoke on behalf of the LGA chairmen
thanked the Federal Government through the Ministry of Humanitarian affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk and NEMA Director-General, Alhaji Habib Ahmed for the kind gesture and pleaded that Federal Government should always put the people into consideration anytime Government is to give support to affected populations in affected States of the Federation.
He advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the items especially, the building materials for their resettlements.
Mr Ilaythu Jallon, who spoke on behalf of community thanked the Federal government for the kind gesture.
Jallon thanked NEMA officials for the transparent distribution of the Relief materials
Mrs Polina Danladi, another beneficiary from Kurmi said that the items would go along way in alleviating their hardship.
She thanked the Federal government and the Taraba state Government for the support given to them and pray for peace in the state. Stakeholders present includes; DSS, NSCDC, The Nigeria Police, community leaders etc.
The distribution was successful and well covered by both print and electronic media.