The Federal Government has distributed food items, clothing and other household materials to victims of flood and other natural and human induced disaster in Lagos.
The items were distributed on Tuesday through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Speaking at the occasion, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, the Director-General, NEMA, said that in the last couple of weeks, several states of the federation, including Lagos, suffered widespread flood disasters.
Represented by Dr Bandele Onimode, Director, Special Duties, NEMA, Ahmed said that the flood resulted in the loss of lives, human displacement, loss of means of livelihood and socio-economic dislocation.
He said that the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA had continuously worked with critical stakeholders, including but not limited to the state Ministries of Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources
He added that the Lagos office had also worked closely with the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service to respond and conduct assessments to guide relief interventions to persons in need of support.
Ahmed said that the results of the assessment showed that 24,131 households were affected by the flash floods and seven deaths.
He said that 920 houses were affected, 300 cultivated hectares of rice, cassava and yam farmlands were also submerged.Follow us on social media