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Kebbi govt. distributes relief materials to rainstorm victims

The rainstorm on June 30 destroyed over 100 houses in the community, out of which 299 occupants were badly affected.

• July 12, 2023
Rainstorm used to illutrate the story [Photo Credit: East Tennessee Times]

Kebbi government has distributed relief materials to victims of the rainstorm in the Zauro community, Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area of the state.

The rainstorm on June 30 destroyed over 100 houses in the community, out of which 299 occupants were badly affected.

The executive director of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Abbas Rabi’u, while distributing the relief materials to the affected people, said the items distributed were in accordance with the inventory earlier taken.

“This has enabled the agency to determine the food items and building materials to be provided to the victims based on their peculiar needs,” he said.

Mr Rabi’u assured that the items would be distributed judiciously to the targeted persons, even though he expressed the agency’s commitment to ensuring that all the victims received the relief materials.

“Items to be distributed included building materials, such as 1,000 bags of cement, 300 bundles of roofing sheets, and 1,000 ceilings, among others.

“We are going to distribute 100 bags of rice, 100 bags each of maize, millets, and guinea corn, as well as mosquito nets and blankets,” he said.

The director advised urban and rural dwellers to plant trees around their houses to mitigate the impacts of wind and rainstorms.

Speaking on behalf of the community, Muhammad Dikko thanked the state government, SEMA, and other stakeholders in the area for helping the community in one way or the other following the incident.

“We already have a committee on ground, comprising the village heads, youths, and religious leaders, who would assist in ensuring equity and justice during the distribution of the materials,” Mr Dikko added.


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