The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it will soon provide relief materials for 890 persons who were displaced by floods in Suleja and Tafa in Niger on July 11.
Malam Aliyu Kafindangi, Chief Training Officer of NEMA in Niger, said this in in Minna.
“We are awaiting response from our head office, once we get the response, relief materials such as building materials, food and clothing will be provided for the victims. Some of these victims are living with their relatives and neighbours or other members of the communities,’’ he said.
At least 14 persons lost their lives while properties worth millions of naira were destroyed by flood which occurred in Suleja and Tafa Local Government Areas of Niger on July 11.
Kafindangi said that the agency had carried out an assessment of the affected persons and sent recommendations to its head office for necessary action to alleviate the victims’ hardship.
Besides, the NEMA official said that early warning sensitisation activity had been carried out in areas adjacent to Shiroro, Jebba and Kainji hydro power stations, as the areas were prone to flooding.
He warned the people against dumping of refuse in the drainage channels, saying that such activities were largely responsible for most floods.
He also advised the people to take NIMET predictions with all the seriousness they deserved.