The distribution of relief materials to 22,658 households affected by the 2022 flood disaster and those identified as vulnerable in Kano State has commenced by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf of Kano State was involved in handing out these relief items to the recipients.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has launched the distribution of relief provisions to 22,658 households impacted by the 2022 flood disaster and deemed to be in vulnerable situations in Kano State.
The Director-General of NEMA, Mr. Mustapha Ahmed-Habib, made this revelation while initiating the distribution of relief resources to beneficiaries within Kano. This initiative, called Special National Economic Livelihood Emergency Intervention (SNELEI), was established for households affected by the 2022 flood and those in fragile circumstances within the state. Ahmed-Habib highlighted the objective of offering assistance to these victims.
The relief items provided encompassed essentials such as rice, beans, sorghum, vegetable oil, salt, tomato paste, and seasoning cubes. Additionally, the non-food items distributed included mosquito nets, nylon mats, blankets, mattresses, plastic buckets, cooking pot sets, toiletries, and cooking stoves.
Furthermore, livelihood-enhancing equipment were also included, such as sewing machines and agricultural inputs like grinding machines, maize seeds, rice seeds, groundnut seeds, water pumping machines, liquid fertilizer, growth enhancers, pesticides, herbicides, and knapsack sprayers. Ahmed-Habib advised the recipients to use these resources responsibly to enhance their socioeconomic conditions and abstain from selling the items.
He stated, “The provision of crop seedlings and equipment aims to guide farmers back to their fields, stimulate crop production, and ensure our national food security amid economic challenges.”
The director general expressed gratitude to President Bola Tinubu and Vice-President Kashim Shettima for their support in implementing this intervention. He highlighted that a total of 660,884 households were verified and targeted to benefit from this federal government initiative across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf of Kano State lauded the Federal Government and NEMA for their timely response in providing assistance. Represented by his Deputy, Mr. Aminu Abdulsalam-Gwarzo, the governor specified that 22 Local Government Areas spanning the three Senatorial zones within the state would benefit from the relief provisions.
In Kabir-Yusuf’s words, “Each of the 20 local government areas will receive relief for 979 households, while Kano Municipal and Tarauni local governments have been allocated 1,520 households each.” He encouraged the beneficiaries to make prudent use of the resources, reaffirming his administration’s commitment to supporting initiatives aimed at alleviating socioeconomic hardships faced by citizens and residents.
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