Enugu: Fed govt donates relief materials to victims of flood, fire disasters
The Federal Government has donated relief materials to victims of
disasters in Enugu state and expressed concern over alleged high
level of negligence, poor and negative attitude of Nigerians towards
The government said these negative tendencies were some of the
major causes of fire and flood disasters in the country.
Chairman, Presidential Committee on Flood and Fire Relief Materials
and Distribution to victims, Mr. John Owoicho, expressed these
concerns in Enugu when he led members of the committee to flag off the
2015 flood and fire disaster relief materials donation to victims in
He explained that despite the numerous challenges associated with the
flood and fire disasters in the country, federal government has
re-affirmed its readiness to assist and rehabilitate the victims to
their formal status through the provision and distribution of relief
items to them through their state governments.
Mr. Owoicho noted that the committee members were in Enugu to
sympathize with the victims and make some items available for
distribution to them stressing that, as natural disasters are
unavoidable phenomen, federal government would not relent in its
effort to bring the victims back to life, urging the beneficiaries to
make judicious use of the items.
was to ensure that the contractors handling these relief materials
nationwide delivered them on scheduled to their various states in line
with the terms of reference of the committee and appreciated the
cordial relationship existed between NEMA and the state government.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Enugu State Government, the
Executive Secretary, Enugu State Emergency Management Agency (ESEMA),
Mr. Josephat Offor, commended federal government for the kind gesture
which he noted, would go a long way to put smiles on the faces of the
victims, pledging that, the items must be judiciously distributed to
the appropriate beneficiaries following the earlier recorded data to
The materials includes, bags of rice, bags of beans, garri, zinc,
towels mosquito nets, buckets, blankets, cements, gallons of vegetable
oil, red oil.
Others were salt cartons of assorted tomatoes, pastes, to mention but few.