Niger government distributes relief supplies worth N40m to flood victims in Kontagora LGA

The Niger State government has donated relief items, including food and non-food items, to victims of the recent floods in Kontagora’s local government areas.

This was revealed as the government’s efforts to mitigate the effects of the hardship caused by the unfortunate incident on the people in Council areas.

The Director General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSSEMA), Malam Ahmed Ibrahim Inga, stated this Friday in the palace of Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora (Emir of Kotagora), HRM Alhaji Muhammadu Barau, Muazu111, during the distribution of the relief supplies estimated several million naira to the representatives of the seven affected communities.

According to the NSEMA chief, “The items presented included 300 sacks of 50 kg of rice, 200 sacks of 50 kg sacks of corn, 150 pcs of 25 liters of palm jerry cans and 150 pieces of 25 liters of jerry and vegetable oil, including 600 textile materials, 300 blankets, 300 mats, 50 bags of Salts and 50 boxes of Maggi Cubes among others.

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The distribution of the relief supplies to the representatives of the flood disaster victims was handed over to the victims by a representative of the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, who was inevitably absent on the occasion and was represented by the Hon. Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Malam Kabir Abbass Musa in conjunction with his counterpart, Hon. Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure Development, Malam Sani Mamman Lafiya.

Victims of the flood disaster in the emirate of Kontagora were advised to move to safer areas assigned to them, as compensation has since been paid to people living in the floodplains long ago.

Meanwhile, some of the victims, who took turns appreciating the state government and NSEMA for the kind gestures, said that “it will mitigate the effects of our hardships, even though we are currently staying and seeking refuge with our relations and friends in the city of Kontagora.” .

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The Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, represented by Madakin Kontagora, also appreciated the state governor for his prompt response and also for his humanitarian steps in alleviating the suffering of displaced persons across the state.

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