The Katsina State government has initiated the distribution of construction materials valued at N50 million, including bags of cement and roofing sheets, to support flood victims within the state.
The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) inaugurated this distribution effort in the state’s capital city just yesterday. A total of 611 individuals who have been affected by the floods across seven local government areas within the state are set to benefit from this assistance.
During the event, Hajiya Binta Dangani, the executive director of SEMA, emphasized that the distribution of these construction materials is a direct response to the commitment made by Governor Umar Dikko Radda to aid those affected by the floods.
She noted that the recipients of this aid were meticulously chosen based on a recent assessment carried out by the agency to evaluate the extent of damage inflicted on residential structures by the flooding.
Hajiya Binta Dangani further revealed that Governor Radda had specifically directed the allocation of these resources to the beneficiaries. Remarkably, within his first 100 days in office, the Radda administration allocated approximately N50 million towards providing relief materials to the flood victims. In addition, around N20 million worth of beds and facilities were extended to several hospitals as part of this support initiative.
The distribution of assistance has extended to various local government areas, where the flood has caused significant devastation. For this particular initiative, seven local government areas have been identified to benefit from the governor’s compassionate gesture. These areas include residents of Katsina State capital, encompassing Sabuwar Unguwar, Dutun Katsira, and Dutsen Amare. Notably, a previous distribution had already taken place, providing approximately 265 individuals with essential items such as food supplies and mattresses at no cost.
Hajiya Binta Dangani urged the recipients to utilize the materials provided to them for their intended purpose and discouraged any attempts to sell them. She underscored that while the government is committed to assisting, it cannot fulfill every need on their behalf.