The Ogun State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distrusted relief materials to victims of rainstorm in Ogun Waterside Local Government, Abigi.
The Director, Ogun SEMA, Mr. Olu-Folarin Ige, stated that the relief materials were provided in accordance with the post storm assessment carried out by NEMA.
The materials he said include roofing sheets, bathing soaps, blankets, bags of cement, mats, nails among others.
In a statement by the Agency’s Press Officer, Mr. Sesan Sodunke, Ige appreciated the beneficiaries for their patience, steadfastness, assuring that the state government would not relent in promptly addressing emergency issues.
The Coordinator, NEMA, Lagos Territorial Office, Mr. Idris Muhammed, said the relief materials was not a compensation for their losses but an indication that the Federal government was interested in the well-being of the affected people.
He said the building materials was meant for the victims to rebuild their houses destroyed by rainstorms in order to get back to their normal life and work towards complete recovery.
Muhammed advised residents to make good use of the materials received so far, adding that Federal and State Emergency Agencies were on stand-by and red alert to react to any for of unforeseen disasters.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Funmilayo Ogoji and Mr. Moibi Adebayo, appreciated the agencies for the job well done.
They said that they were really impressed that both the Ogun State and Federal governments were paying attention to their plights.