Daura flood victims cry foul over relief items distribution
Flood victims in Daura, Katsina State, have expressed their reservations and displeasure with the way the distribution of the Federal Government’s relief materials is going on.
This is contained in a petition by a resident of Daura, Ado Lalu, on behalf of some of the victims.
The petition, Katsina Post learnt that read in part, “Recently, Daura and the neighboring local government areas were hit by the worst floods that destroyed houses mostly owned by the poor.
“In preparation for the distributions of relief materials supplied by National Emergency Management Agency, lists of those affected were submitted to the committee constituted at the local government levels which were verified in order to assess the extent of damage for judicious distribution of the relief materials.
“However, what people got is grossly inadequate which is an insult on NEMA and the government that sympathised with the victims of the floods.”
He added, “My humble appeal to the stakeholders particularly NEMA is to constitute facts-finding committee in order to investigate how the relief materials were distributed.”
The Daura Local Government Area Secretary, Laminu Gidado, however, insisted that the council did its best to ensure the relief materials were given to the victims.
Gidado further stated that, “We have done our best, you can not satisfy human beings. You are a living witness that we went round the city to see by ourselves physically before we issued out the items.”