National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Sunday commenced the distribution of relief materials to 510 victims of windstorm in Owerri West council areas of Imo.
Acting head of Imo and Abia operations office of the agency, Ifeanyi Nnaji, said at the inauguration of the exercise that the gesture was in fulfilment of its promise to the victims during an assessment visit of the disaster.
He said the affected communities that benefited from the relief distribution were: Obinze, Oforola and Olaukwu.
He said the items distributed to the victims included: 53 bags of 10kg rice, 53 bags of 10kg beans, 53 bags of 10kg gari, as well as three bags of salt.
Mr Nnaji said the other items were: 106 pieces of mattresses, 159 bags of cement, 25 bags of nail, as well as 101 bundles of roofing sheets.
“We are here today to distribute relief materials worth millions of naira to the victims of windstorm in the affected areas as directed by the Federal Government.
“While I commiserate with the victims, I thank the Director-General of NEMA, Mr Ahmed Habib for his timely intervention,” Mr Nnaji added.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that windstorm had wreaked havoc in Owerri West council area recently and rendered many households homeless.