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Emergency Management Agency to assist Minna fire victims

The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has concluded plans to assist victims of the recent fire disaster that engulfed a major market in Minna, Niger State.

Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu who revealed this in a statement said the plan was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive.

In response to a Presidential directive, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has mobilised resources to assist the victims of Minna fire disaster which occurred on 4th January.

Following the brief he received earlier on the incident, the President called on NEMA to provide urgent assistance to the victims, whose economic life was disrupted by the fire disaster.

President Buhari attaches great importance to offering immediate succour to victims of devastating disasters as soon as possible as he believes that the essence of government is to help the people overcome difficulties within the limits of available resources, he said.

He said NEMA had since done an on the spot assessment in order to know the level of losses incurred and the kind of support to give.

NEMA, according to the report presented, had visited the scene of the fire disaster for preliminary damage assessment and thereafter deployed relief items such as building materials and other related items to the affected victims.

Regarding the 2018 flood disaster, NEMA also reported that Niger State had benefitted from FGN humanitarian intervention worth about N250 million, ranging from food, shelter, medicals, emergency water supply and other essential requirements, Shehu explained.

He assured Nigerians that the Federal Government would continue to offer help to victims of fire and other natural disasters within available resources.

Source: Voice of Nigeria