NEMA Resumes Food Distribution After #EndSARS Protests



The National Emergency and Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday said it had resumed the distribution of relief materials after the set back resulting from the #EndSARS protests and subsequent invasion of warehouses by hoodlums.

Speaking at an interactive session with the staff of the agency, the director-general of NEMA, AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd), disclosed the relief delivery had resumed in all states that were yet to benefit.

The director-general said the distribution of relief materials to victims of flood disaster was stalled due to attacks by hoodlums on the agency’s warehouses.

He added that although the delivery and distribution process were stalled, some state governments got their deliveries before the attack.

He said the agency activated Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) in 12 states facing the challenge of the flood to properly coordinate and deploy relevant support for the affected persons.

He noted that part of his achievements since assumption of office was the reactivation of many operational equipments as well as making progress in procuring operational vehicles.

He added that the agency’s communication equipment was receiving attention and the call center was being reactivated, hence efforts were being made to bring an air ambulance.

Part of the targets of the agency which he disclosed is the need to commence an awareness campaign on reducing the risk of flooding and other disaster.

National News