By Felix Igboanugo and Chinyere Nwoye
Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have distributed relief materials to flood displaced persons at Crowther Memorial Holding Camp, Onitsha.
The distribution of the items was done under the supervision of the state’s executive director SEMA, Mr. C.Y Agupugo at the Onitsha Camp.
Mr. Agupugo disclosed that the items were distributed in collaboration with the state government and the international body; while the government provided food items as in 200 10kg-bags of rice, over 200 10kg-bags of beans, mats, and clothing, the IOM partners provided non-food items which included, pots, mattresses, blankets, solar torch lights, buckets and other toiletries.
He noted that the state government’s cardinal agenda under Prof. Charles Soludo is to improve lives and make the state a prosperous homeland.
“Prof. Soludo is determined to reposition Anambra State and introduce disruptive changes that would project the state to global recognition.”
The SEMA boss while expressing gratitude to IOM urged other agencies and meaningful individuals to partner with the state in cushioning the sufferings of the people.
The IOM Project Assistant, Mr. Hussaini Garga observed that the distribution was a success and would solve the immediate need of the affected persons.
He commended the level of compliance put up by the flood victims, the SEMA and the Transition Committee Chairman (TCC) of Anambra West describing it as overwhelming and emulating.
“It is obvious we have achieved the desired goal of putting a smile on everyone involved,’’ he noted.
Garga commended SEMA and the government for the support and understanding they gave to the organisation and as well, contributing to the overall intervention so as to ensure its success through the provision of security and other logistics.
Thanking the donors for their magnanimity, the TC Chairman, Anambra West Local Government Area, Mr. Felix Ikechi said that the items would help to alleviate the plights of the flood victims.
The chairman, who promised that every donation would be judiciously utilised, assured the victims that the government must do everything humanly possible for them to return to their usual ways of lives.