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    NEMA distributes relief materials to 22,658 flood victims in Kano

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has commenced the distribution of relief materials to 22,658 households affected by the 2022 flood disaster and vularables in Kano State.

    Director General NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed Habib, made the disclosure while flagging off the distribution of relief materials to the beneficiaries in Kano.

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    He said the gesture was under Special National Economic Livelihood Emergency Intervention(SNELEI) for household affected by the 2022 flood and vularables in the state, aimed at bringing succor to the victims.

    The food items distributed included rice, beans, sorghum, vegetable oil, salt, tomato paste and seasoning cubes.

    He listed the non food-items to include mosquito nets, nylon mats, blankets,matrasses, plastic buckets,sets of cooking pots,toletries and cooking stove.

    Other livelihood equipment include sewing machine. Agricultural inputs such as grinding machine, maize seeds, rice seeds,groundnut seeds, water pumping machine, liquid fertilizer,growth enhancers, pesticides,herbicide and knapsack sprayers.

    Ahmed Habib advised the beneficiaries to make proper use of the items to improve their socio-economic conditions and avoid selling the items.

    “The crop seedlings and equipment are given to take farmers back to the land, stimulate crop production and safeguard our national food security in the middle economic downturn.”

    The DG commended President Bola Ahmed, and the Vice president Kashim Shettima, for the support given towards the implementation of the intervention.

    “A total of 660,884 households were verified and targeted to benefit from this Federal Government intervention across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territorial Abuja” Ahmed-Habib said

    On his part, the Governor of Kano State, Engr Abba Kabir Yusuf, commended the federal government and NEMA for the timely intervention.

    Yusuf,who was represented by his deputy, Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, said 22 local government areas across three Senatorial zone in the state will benefit from the project.

    “979 households each from 20 local government will benefit, while Kano Municipal and Tarauni local government were allocated 1,520 households respectively.

    He urged the beneficiaries to judiciously use the items.

    “I wish to reiterate the commitment of my administration towards supporting all programs that will be directly towards alleviating socio-economic hardship on our citizens and residents” Kabir Yusuf said

    Malam Ibrahim Muhammad, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, commended the agency for the kind gesture.

    “I will start a business with my grinding machine to assist my family.”

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