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SEMA donates relief materials to Zaria building collapse victims


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, on Saturday donated relief materials to victims of Zaria building collapse to cushion the effect of the incident.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that a two-storey Islamiyya school building under construction at Unguwan Kaya in Zaria, Kaduna State  collapsed on Friday killing four people.

NAN reports that as at Friday evening three bodies were recovered while seven others injured, however, the fourth person died at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, ABUTH, Shika.

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Presenting the items to the Sole Administrator, Zaria Local Government at the council secretariat, the SEMA director of Administration, Abubakar Ibrahim, said the gesture was only meant to give the victims’ families a sense of belonging.

“We have brought this relief materials to the families of victims of yesterday’s building collapse to give them sense of belonging and cushion the effect of what happened.

“The materials is not meant to pay the families and relations of the victims but to cushion the effect, we hope they are going to use it judiciously,” he said.

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Receiving the items, the sole administrator, Tukur Abubakar-Yero, thanked SEMA for the gesture.

He promised to distribute the materials to the families of the affected victims judiciously.

“We have received 10 bags of rice,  palm oil and vegetable oil as well as  five cartons of Indomie noodles.

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“From our own end, we have already visited the victims who are responding to treatment at ABUTH and we are going settle their medical bills,” he promised.

Mr Abubakar-Yero advised people to always seek professional advise whenever they intend to embark on construction to avert loss of lives and property.

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