The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials worth millions of naira to victims of flood disaster that occurred in Idanre, in Idanre Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo State.
Some of the materials distributed to the victims of the flood included, cements, iron sheet, food items and mattress.
The director-general of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Maihaja who led the federal government delegation to Akure, the State capital said that disaster management was necessary to ensure that lives and properties of citizens were secured.
Maihaja, who was represented by the director of Ekiti operations, in charge of Osun, Ondo and Ekiti, Mr Olusegun Afolayan said that the relief materials were to cushion the effect on the affected persons.
The DG said that NEMA was to manage disaster in all its ramifications in the country through collaborative effort of other relevant stakeholders towards efficient and effective disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.
He said that his mission in the state centred on early warning system, public enlightenment and advocacy on Disaster Risk Reduction Policy (DRR).
Maihaja urged the state government to fast track the establishment of a fully functional and funded State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) backed by relevant provisions.