The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has come to the rescue of windstorm victims in kebbi State, as over 1000 persons affected by windstorm disaster in Maiyama Local Government area of the State have received relief assistance.
NEMA’s Head of Media and Public Relations Sani Datti said in a statement on Tuesday that the items were presented to the State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu by NEMA’s Director General Engr. Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja.
The statement said the disaster affected over 869 houses and rendered many homeless.
Disasters are increasing in their frequency and magnitude and scientific evidence has shown that as a result of climate change, extreme weather events like flood, windstorm, drought and epidemics have become more frequent and severe. They may even occur in areas where they were previously unknown”, the statement quoted Maihaja as saying while presenting the relief materials.
Items presented include 200 bags of rice, 200 bags of maize and 200 bags of beans,” the statement said. “Others include 300 blankets, 300 mosquito nets, 300 pieces of ceiling board, 300 mattresses, 300 bags of cement, 300 bundles of roofing sheets, 50 packets of zinc nails and 50 bags of 3 inch nails.”
It would recall that, last week in Maiyama LGA of Kebbi State windstorm affected over 1000 persons, destroyed houses and damaged public infrastructures which included schools and hospitals while about 37 persons were injured.