By Sule Sani-Jalingo
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has on Sunday distributed livelihood Support to victims of 2018 flood disaster in Taraba state.
NEMA Head of Operarion in charge of Adamawa and Taraba States, Mr. Abbani Garki while distributing the items in Nmannai village, Gassol Local Government Area (LGA) of the State, said 370 victims affected by the 2018 flood disaster were identified to benefit from the support in Lau, Gassol and Donga LGA.
“Grading machines, Water Pumps and Sewing machines were the items provided”.
According to him, the donation was to support and to get the victims engaged in small scale businesses to restore means of their livelihood.
Garki warned those living around river banks and flood-prone areas to as a matter of urgency vacate to hinterlands, adding that they were predictions by NIMET that 30 states of the federation would be affected by flood this year.
He however, stressed that the agency had received the 2019 rainfall data from the Nigerian metrological agency (Nimet) warning those living around river banks to relocate.
Mrs Sharon Audu Nmannai who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, laudeded the intervention by the federal government, nothing that it would go a long way in changing their lives.