From Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday distributed relief materials to Nguru Central Market fire outbreak victims in Yobe.
Mr Ibrahim Adamu, the Relief and Rehabilitation Officer of NEMA, Noth-East Zone said the agency received the sad news through the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development.
Who also receive the news through the Senate President Ahmed lawan on 29 March 2020.
“The agency was later directed immediately by the minister to assess the effect of the fire disaster, in which we conducted the assessment together with Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)”, he said.
Adamu also said the items donated were 145 bags of 25kg of rice, 145 bags of 25kg of beans, 145 bags of 125kg of maize, 15 bags 50kg of sugar, 10 bags of 20kg of iodized salt, 15kg of 50L of vegetable oil.
20 cartons of tin tomatoes, 435 bundles of roofing sheets, 600 bags of 50kg of cement, 75 bags of 3inch nails, 145 packets of zink nails, 750 pieces of ceiling boards, he explained.
Earlier in his remarks Dr Muhammed Goje, the Executive Secretary Yobe SEMA appreciated the gesture and stated that the intervention was timely.
“The arrival of intervention is timely and it shows that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni and other stakeholders involved are very passionate about the plight of the people.
“Which is why we came immediately to deliver the items to the victim’s hand to hand as directed by the Yobe state Governor”, Goje said.
Malam Ligali Dugu, the Director Personnel and Management Nguru Local Government also commended Yobe state government and NEMA on behalf of the beneficiaries.