NEMA, SEMA to provide relief materials to Osun flood victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Osun Emergency Management Agency (OSEMA) are working to provide relief materials to victims of flood disaster in the state.

Mr Olanipekun Olanrewaju, the General Manager, OSEMA, on Thursday, in Osogbo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the agency, in collaboration with NEMA, is working to bring succour to victims.

Olanrewaju said that OSEMA, which is saddled with the responsibility of providing relief materials to victims of disaster, had already sent official report to NEMA, through its zonal Headquarters in Ado-Ekiti.

He said with the assistance of the state government and NEMA, OSEMA would provide relief materials to victims of the disaster soon.

The general manager, however, said there were procedures to follow for the distribution of relief materials.

He explained that victims of the flood have to formally request and present their case to the agency with photographs of their property that were damaged during the disaster attached.

Olanrewaju said without making request and providing photographs evidence of the affected or damaged property, it would be difficult for the agency to determine who to assist or provide with relief materials.

He reiterated what Governor Rauf Aregbesola said, that the flood was caused by indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the waterways and water channels by residents.