•Sympathises with the communities, assesses damages
•FG promises to ascertain the cause of flooding
In a swift response to the flood disaster in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)has delivered relief assistance to provide immediate succour to the affected victims.
The Director General of NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, who was in Katsina to condole with state government and victims over the flood incidence.
Maihaja in a statement on Wednesday by Head Media and Public Relations, Mr. Sani Datti, said: “I am here with a team from the agency to also assess the situation and identify how NEMA could work with the state government towards providing proper assistance to the affected persons’.
The NEMA boss and his team were received by the Governor of Katsina State Alhaji Aminu Masari who appreciated the Agency for the prompt response to the flood.
He led the NEMA delegation and officials of the state government also visited some of the communities affected by the flood and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.
“About 13 trucks of assorted relief items were delivered by NEMA for immediate assistance to the victims of the flood,” he said.
Also, Maihaja along with State Governor also received the Vice President , Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo who was in the state to sympathise with state goverment and victims on behalf of Federal Government.
Osinbajo who confirmed the initial assistance by NEMA, said that the Federal Government along with the state will look into the cause of the flash flood with the view to provide lasting solution so that such incidence does not happen again.