Edward Onoja Flags Off Distribution of Relief Materials by SEMA



By Promise Emmanuel

The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Chief Edward David Onoja (CIK), today, the 23rd of December 2019, represented the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello at the venue of the distribution of relief materials by the Kogi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), in Lokoja, Kogi state.

The Executive Secretary of the Kogi SEMA, Mejiyan J. E thanked Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello and Chief Edward Onoja for their support towards alleviating the travails of those affected by flood and other natural disasters.

Relief materials such as Sorghum, Mattresses, Mats, Soaps and other essential items were provided for distribution. He stated that the support of the State Government has been key in acquiring the materials, and sought for an even more productive relationship in the coming year.

According to the Deputy Governor, he disclosed how the distribution comes at a right time, as the relief materials will provide succour to the less privileged during the festive season. He promised to use his office to activate a seamless working relationship with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in order to acquire more relief materials.

In the spirit of the season, Chief Edward Onoja also gifted the flood victims 1000 bags of 2Kg Rice on behalf of His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello to add to what was made available for distribution. While cautioning SEMA officials against diverting what is provided for the needy for their personal use, he described the NEW DIRECTION administration as one that operates on the principle of equity and fairness, and one that will not hesitate to deal with anyone found culpable of such acts.

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