The Governor of Zamfara State Dr Dauda Lawal Dare today paid a visit to the Head Office of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Abuja where he was received by the Director General Mustapha Habib Ahmed.
Speaking on the visit, the Governor of Zamfara State said he was at the NEMA Head office in Abuja to appreciate the Agency for various humanitarian supports delivered to disaster victims in the state.
However, he said recent bandit attacks on some communities and other disaster incidents have resulted in displacement of persons and affected livelihoods of the people, which have created humanitarian situations that require more supports from NEMA. Therefore, he requested that the Agency should further support the displaced persons in the state with relief assistance to cater for their basic needs and livelihood items for their economic empowerment.
The Governor said though the security problem and consequent humanitarian situation existed before his coming to office, he will do everything possible to find solutions and restore normalcy to the troubled areas in the state.
Responding, the Director General NEMA Mustapha Habib Ahmed appreciated the Governor for acknowledging the various humanitarian interventions by NEMA on behalf of the Federal Government in Zamfara State.
He said “we are here for the sake of the distressed and we will do everything possible within our mandates and resources to support Nigerians in all the 36 states and FCT.”
The DG NEMA said the Agency is currently distributing special relief intervention approved by the Federal Government under the Special National Economic Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI) for households affected by the 2022 flood and those classified as most vulnerable in all the 36 states and the FCT.
He assured the Zamfara State Governor that staff of the Agency will be deployed to conduct assessment to determine the required humanitarian intervention accordingly.
The DG NEMA was joined by the Director Search and Rescue Air Commodore Kennedy Mataluwo, Director Planning Research and Forecasting Dr Onimode Bandele Abdullahi, Ag Director Relief and Rehabilitation Alh Adamu Abdullahi Usur and Special Assistant to the DG Mr Idris Abubakar Mohammed in receiving the Zamfara State Governor.
18th August 2023