By Rotimi Odofin
The Kogi State Government received 341 tons of grains on Wednesday from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to help offset the high cost of living in light of the current economic climate.
The Director of ICT, Alhaji Sani Lokoja, on behalf of the Director General of NEMA, delivered the grains, totaling 3,002 bags of 50 kg maize, 1,978 bags of 50 kg sorghum, and 3,640 bags of 25 kg garri.
Chief (Dr) Edward Onoja, Deputy Governor of Kogi State and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), inspected and accepted the grain supply on behalf of the State Government.
The Secretary to the Cabinet joined him.
He also commended the President for directing the Minister of Water Resources to lead and coordinate with the Ministries of Environment and Transportation to develop a Comprehensive Plan of Action for Preventing Flood Disasters in the country, describing the effort as noble.
He encouraged relevant Ministries in various states to make valuable inputs into Government’s Action Plans for national development, and assured that the relief items would be judiciously distributed only to the targeted persons in the State.
Earlier, the Director of ICT, Alhaji Sani Lokoja said the Federal Government, through NEMA, had the responsibility of helping vulnerable persons get back and restart their lives through relief interventions. He noted that Kogi State will also receive its tranche of food and non-food items in the coming days.