Kaduna Tremor: Relief Material Reach Victims One Month After


Residents of Kwoi and surrounding communities in Jaba local government area of Kaduna State affected by the September 11 and 12 earth tremors got relief materials one month after the incident occurred.

Speaking with ICIR on Saturday, Ezekiel Karik, executive secretary, Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency, KADSEMA, said the state government delivered about 50 bundles of corrugated roofing sheets and 150 bags of cement, five days ago to residents who suffered partial building collapse and cracks.

He said the earth tremor situation in Kwoi is not as bad as many had painted it before the world.

“The situation is far from what many had reported but we are not relenting on our efforts to work with other government agencies and experts to get to the root of the matter.

“We do not expect more than what occurred there as we are waiting for a comprehensive report from the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA”, Karik said.

He added that state government is also waiting for relief materials from the federal government.

    Karik assured that the state is fully ready to handle emergency situations in the 23 local governments of the state as emergency workers are located in all the areas.

    He reiterated that SEMA does not only manage disasters but work to prevent it.

    Meanwhile, the Zonal Coordinator, North West, NEMA, Musa Ilallah, told ICIR in Kaduna that the Zone is still waiting for relief material from Abuja more than one month after the tremor occurred.

    Ilallah attributed the delay to the Treasury Single Account, TSA, of the federal government. He assured that the people of Kwoi have not been forgotten.

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