NEMA Gives Relief Materials To Victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials worth millions of Naira to disaster victims in Ebonyi State.

The tragedies include fires at Awolowo Street and Chief Liga’s Compound in Abakaliki where about 64 rooms were razed.

The Federal Government Girls’ College in Ezzamgbo which suffered was among the beneficiaries.

While handing over the materials to the government for distribution, the Southeast Coordinator of NEMA, Major James Eze urged landlords and tenants to ensure strict observance of safety standards at all times.

He said: “The state safety enforcement officers should ensure that buildings meet the required safety standards, even as he said occupants of such buildings must possess serviceable fire extinguishers.

“We urge landlords to insure their property against fire to protect them from financial ruin because no government would have the resources to assist in every misfortune suffered by citizens.”

He also expressed dismay at the inability of the state fire service to react promptly to the fire outbreaks, leading to complete destruction of properties.

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Items donated included mattresses, bags of rice, beans, maize, mosquito nets, blankets, cartons of soap and detergents, among others.

Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, the chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Rev. Ephraime Ononye promised to ensure prompt and judicious distribution of the items to the victims. terials to Rev. Ononye