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Gov. Buni flags-off distribution of SNELEI empowerment to 9000 flood victims


Gov. Buni flags-off distribution of SNELEI empowerment to 9000 flood victims

Story from Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, on Sunday, flagged-off the distribution of Special National Economic Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI) implemented by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Speaking at the flagging-off ceremony which took place at the event centre, Government House, Damaturu, Governor Mai Mala Buni said the SNELEI intervention is aimed at supporting the long-term recovery of Nigeria from the 2022 flood disaster and the drive for the sustainable socio-economic recovery of the country from the current challenges of fuel subsidy removal and high rate of inflation is timely.

Agricultural and household items distributed to flood victims.

He noted that the SNELEI is a relief package containing food items, livelihood support materials including improved seeds and stools which would go a long way in closing the gaps created by subsidy removal thereby boosting the income of households affected by the 2022 flood disaster.

The Governor commended the efforts of the Federal Government through NEMA for coming up with the programme inorder to bring succour to the victims of 2022 flood disaster in Yobe State.

“The Phase 1 SNELEI intervention which I am about to flag off today targets over 9000 beneficiaries out of the 24,640 registered victims.

Governor Buni hands over a generator to a beneficiary.

“The beneficiaries who cut across all the 17 Local Government Areas were carefully identified by Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) that would benefit from this package”.

Governor Buni called on all beneficiaries to appreciate and reciprocate the kind gesture by putting the items to proper use and avoid reselling them.

Earlier in his brief remarks, the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ahmed Mustapha Habib, said the federal government approved the intervention to assist vulnerable persons across the country and those affected by the flood to support their quick return to normalcy.

Guests during the flagging-off ceremony in Damaturu.

Represented by a senior official from the agency, Hajiya Bintu Awana Aliyu, Habib stated that a total of 66, 884 households were verified and targeted to benefit from the special intervention across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

He advised the Yobe beneficiaries to make proper use of the items to improve their socio-economic conditions.

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Neptune Prime reports that the items shared include; 640 rice seed skits with water pump,1270 sorghum seed kits with knapsack sprayers,1307 cowpea seed kits with knapsack sprayers,1243 grinding machines,1243 sewing machines, 1221 non food items and 2800 food baskets.

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