NEMA delivers 30 mobile shelters to IDPs in Zungeru Camp
Temporary reprieve may have come the way of the displaced flood disaster victims in Niger State who are presently being camped at the Internally Displaced (IDP) Persons camp at the Central Primary School Zungeru, in Wushishi Local Government Area of the State, following the delivery and setting up of 30 temporary shelters for them somewhere within the council areas by the officials of the National Emergency Management Agency in collaboration with their counterpart officials of the State Emergency Management Agency(NSEMA).
Indication to this effect emerged on Friday as the Incident Commander, NEMA, Emergency Operations ‘A’, covering Niger, Kebbi and Kwara States, informed Saturday Tribune in Minna, the state capital, that the decision by the organisation to deliver the temporary site for the victims based on the directive of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo during his visit to the camp recently that they should be provided with a temporary site.
Saturday Tribune gathered that apart from the mobile shelters, being provided by NEMA, the State Government would also provide them with toilets, sanitary wares as well as medical personnel and medications to take care of their needs, as the place would not be run as an IDP camp.
Speaking further, the NEMA boss, Idris Abubakar said; “as I am talking to you, a temporary shelter has already been deployed and installed at the site to accommodate all the IDPs presently living in Zungeru Central Primary School in Wushishi Local Government of Niger State because we have to move these people elsewhere so that we can make way for the sustenance of normal education for the pupils of Zungeru town.”
He added that have been done already, stressing that in the past one week, “we have been giving them assorted food stuffs in our Ware House in Niger State and we shared to the displaced persons according to the number of their individual households that are being in the camp . And we keep on working with the Niger State Government, including.the Local Government where they are living to ensure that normalcy is returned to them so that these people can go back to their farms, fishing activities, trading and so on”.
But a cincerned citizen who would not want his names in the prints in a brief interview with our reporter was of the opinion that for how long would the people be living in the temporary site since they were not just mere flood disasters victims.
The source added d that with the provision of the temporary site and shelters to the displaced people both by NEMA and the State Government Officials, that their privacy were already taken away from them as some different families would be cramped up in single shelters at the site while their privacies would be taken away from them until they were provided with the permanent places of abode.
The source thereby enjoined both the federal and Niger State Governments to hasten the process of getting them their compensations as agreed upon by the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’ s administration which relocated them to Gungu village in Wushishi Local Government at the commencement of the construction of the Zungeru Hydro Power plant from where they were relocated to their former village at Gungu village that was recently submerged by flood disaster at the peak of the raining season this year.
However. the Incident Commander, NEMA Emergency Operations ‘A’ covering Niger, Kebbi and Kwara States, Mr. Idris Abubakar Mohammed argued that when a disaster of this magnitude occurred, that no individual or government was enough to compensate the victims for the losses they had suffered, saying that the most important thing is to support them, especially the displaced persons so that they can get on their feet and continue with.the activities that were sustaining their lives.
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