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NEMA distributes relief items to 7,811 households in Bayelsa

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief items to victims of the 2022 flood and vulnerable persons in Bayelsa.

Mustapha Ahmed, director-general of NEMA, represented by Mustin Uwazuruonye, Head, Abuja Operations Office, NEMA, disclosed this to journalists on Friday in the FCT.

He said the distribution, carried out in collaboration with the Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency, was part of the first phase of the special national economic livelihood emergency Intervention of the federal government.

According to him, the federal government approved the items to assist the 7,811 households to cushion the effect of the flood disaster.

He said the items distributed included food and non-food items, such as tools for livelihood support, agriculture seedlings, rice, beans, vegetable oil and blankets.

Others are mattresses, seedlings, pesticides, fertilisers, sewing machines, grinding machines and sprayers.

(NAN)

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