Natural disaster a clog in development of affected communities – NEMA


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has described the recent windstorm that ravaged communities in Erinmo Ijesa and Igbajo in Osun State as unfortunate and sympathetic.

The NEMA Director-General, Habib Mustapha made this known Wednesday while distributing relief materials to the victims of the windstorm disaster.

Mustapha, who was represented by Khadiri Olarewaju, Head of Operation in charge of Ekiti, Osun and Ondo States, said the disaster was a clog in the wheel of progress and economic development of the affected communities.

He noted that the recent unpredictable whether conditions associated with climate change in the country had resulted in adverse ecological dislocation across the nation.

The NEMA DG stressed that the emergency challenge called for concerned effort at disaster risk reduction and enhanced collaboration between emergency response providers at the communities.

Mustapha assured that NEMA would continue to sustain the collaboration with Osun government to explore long term and more sustainable solutions to both natural and human induced disasters.

Earlier, Amos Adejinle, the General Manager, Osun State Emergency Management Agency (OSEMA), appealed to the victims of the disaster to make judicious use of the items distributed to them.

He was represented by Okedele Adegbola, Director, Finance and Account (DFA).

He also called for support of key stakeholders towards ensuring that disasters are put to check in the State.

In his remarks, Oba Micheal Arowotawaya, the Elerinmo of Erinmo Kingdom, commended the Federal Government for its support through NEMA.

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