NEMA yet to receive $1 million USAID donation for 2022 flood Victims

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NEMA yet to receive $1 million USAID donation for 2022 flood Victims

Mustapha Ahmed, director-general, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the agency is yet to receive the one million dollar donation promised by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the 2022 flood victims.

Mr Ahmed said this when Gov. Dauda Lawal of Zamfara paid him a visit on Friday in Abuja.

The U.S. Embassy, in a statement by the then U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, sometime in October 2022, announced a one million-dollar donation to assist flood victims.

“I heard about the donation in the news, just the way you heard about it, but we are yet to receive any U.S. donation.

“Yes, it was announced but we are yet to receive it,” he said.

On the visit of the Zamfara governor, the NEMA boss said the agency will continue to assist the state with humanitarian aid for victims of banditry and terrorist attacks.

“We will continue to offer you a handshake of partnership as we will support you in the areas you have requested,” he said.

Earlier, Mr Lawal said the visit was to seek assistance of the agency for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.

He said the cases of bandit attacks, which had remained worrisome, had continued to affect the people negatively.

The governor, however, assured that whatever intervention received from the agency would be judiciously given to the affected persons.

“I am assuring you that whatever intervention we get will get to those who are meant to get it,” he said.

(NAN)

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