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NEMA in Bauchi reintegrates displaced persons

| April 6, 2013 More

Alhaji Muhammad Sani-Sidi

Working towards the resettlement of displaced persons in Bauchi State, the National Emergency Management Agency,NEMA has delivered more relief items to support the State Government towards early integration of the people who have fled, to take cover in the state.

In a statement by Yushau Shuaib, head of Public Relations of the agency, NEMA Director General, Alhaji Muhammad Sani-Sidi, who delivered the items to the Bauchi State Governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, said the gesture was approved sequel to the previous assistance given after satisfactory consideration of commitment by the State Government and willingness of the displaced persons to remain there.

According to him, Bauchi State has set a good record for the others to emulate in helping distressed people in their localities. He assured that NEMA would always collaborate with the stakeholders including the state and local governments for efficient and effective disaster management in the country.

The D-G reminded the states that are yet to establish their own Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs) to do so without further delays by also supporting them to be fully operational, especially to address situations within their capabilities and refer only overwhelming situations for federal assistance. He also urged that states to take early actions concerning the prediction of likely flood as experienced last year, by adopting necessary measures prepare ahead.

Receiving the items, Governor Yuguda who was represented by the State Head of Service, Mr Abdon Gin thanked NEMA for the kind gesture and assured that the materials would be distributed to the beneficiaries accordingly. He said the state government has gone very far in the process of the resettlement and thanked the federal government for the continued supports.

The items delivered were 2,400 bundles of roofing zinc, 2,400 bags of cement, 7,000 pieces of timbers and 150 bags of roofing nails.

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