Enugu: Fed govt donates relief materials to victims of flood, fire disasters

By The Citizen

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

ecological policies.
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

Enugu state.
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

that effect.
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.