The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed that no fewer than 4,885 households have been destroyed by flood in Ogun State in recent times.
The Director-General, NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed, made this known in Abeokuta on Wednesday while presenting relief materials to the Ogun State government for onward distribution to victims of flooding across the State.
Ahmed who was represented by the Director of Special Duties, Dr Bandele Onimode, affirmed that the incident had claimed lives, displaced people, brought about loss of means of livelihood and socio-economic dislocation.
He said that hectares of cultivated farmlands had also been submerged.
According to the NEMA DG, President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the release of 12,000 metric tonnes of assorted grains from the National Strategic Reserve for distribution to flood-affected States.
The items donated included: 1,000 bags of rice, beans, salt, maize, tomato paste, vegetable oil, seasoning cubes, nylon mats, mosquito nets, soap, garri, guinea brocade, adult and children’s clothes and sorghum.