Osun govt commends NEMA for providing relief materials to windstorm victims

The Osun State government has commended the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for providing relief materials to victims of a recent windstorm in Ogbaagba and its environs in Olaoluwa local government area of the state

The windstorm caused significant damage, prompting NEMA to offer much-needed assistance to the affected community.

Hon. Emiola Fakeye, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Emergency Management, expressed gratitude during the official flag-off ceremony for the distribution of relief materials held at the Ilemowu Town Hall in Ogbagba, Olaoluwa Local Government, Osun State.

“I extend my heartfelt gratitude to NEMA for their swift response and unwavering support,” Hon. Fakeye stated. “Your presence here today, represented by the Zonal Coordinator, highlights the critical collaboration between federal and state agencies in addressing emergencies and providing timely assistance to those in distress.”

Hon. Fakeye urged the residents of Olaoluwa to continue supporting the current government to enjoy the benefits of democracy. She emphasized Governor Ademola Adeleke’s commitment to the welfare of his citizens and the importance of preparedness and resilience in facing natural disasters. “By working together and remaining vigilant, we can mitigate the impact of such events and safeguard our community,” she added.

In his address, Mr. Babajide Falade, General Manager of the Osun State Emergency Management Agency (OSEMA), expressed sympathy for the victims’ challenges and losses, assuring that both NEMA and the State government are committed to offering support and assistance to alleviate the disaster’s impact.

Mr. Falade highlighted that the day’s event underscored the power of unity and collaboration between NEMA and the State government. “It is a reminder that together, we can overcome the challenges posed by natural disasters and build a stronger, more resilient community,” he said.

Representing the Director General of NEMA, Mrs. Zubaida Umar, the Southwest Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Olarewaju Kadiri, explained that the federal government recognized the victims’ plight and that why the relief materials were provided.

“We have brought food and non-food items to mitigate the impact of the windstorm in this local government area. Items distributed include rice, beans, gari, seasoning, tomato paste, diapers, mosquito nets, and more,” stated Mr. Austin Udeobor on behalf of Mr. Kadiri.

Mr. Udeobor advised the community to adopt early reporting practices as the rainy season approaches, emphasizing the importance of proactive disaster management. He also commended the state government for its proactive disaster management efforts.

In his vote of thanks, Hon. Omidele Kareem, Chairman of Olaoluwa South East, appreciated both the state government and NEMA for their timely support. He assured that the items would be used judiciously and prayed for continued upliftment for both agencies.

Mrs. Afusat Aminu, speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed gratitude to NEMA and the State government for their kindness, hoping for continued progress in Osun State.

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