By Udo Akam-Alo, ABAKALIKI
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has handed over relief materials comprising food and non-food items to the warring communities in Ebonyi state.
The materials were attracted to the communities by the Member representing Ikwo/Ezza South Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinedu Ogah.
According to the Reps Member, “I am elected under the platform of APC and I have access to request what my people need from Mr President.
“We are there to represent the people and I tell you immediately we were sworn in, I liaised with the governor.
“These materials principally are allotted to three communities; Ochienyim Amegu axis, Ofenekpe axis and part of Alike who is having problem with the Cross-River.
“I want to assure that it’s not even bringing the relief materials; I have made a move to reconcile the waring communities. So, I want to assure all our members more things are coming.”
“In partnership with my colleagues and equally those that are representing Obubara Community so that we will bring lasting peace in that Constituency.”
He however gave assurance that Constituents beyond Ikwo/Ezza South axis shall benefit from subsequent palliative materials.
Handing over the relief materials, the Director General of the National Management Emergency Agency (NEMA), AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Mummed (Rtd), represented by NEMA Southeast Zonal Coordinator, Mr Fred Añusim, said “Our findings ascertained that there were communal crises in ‘Ochienyim’, ‘Ofunekpa’ and ‘Agubia’
“Following our report submitted in our headquarters, Abuja, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, disaster management and social development and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), graciously approved relief materials of both food and non-food items to victims of these crises to bring succour and comfort to them.
“Ebonyi State which hitherto has been known for peace, unity and love for communal development has been turned into a theatre of hostility.”
Representing Governor David Umahi of the State, Pastor Ozioma Eze said “we have experienced these crises over the years and by the Grace of God, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of the state whom I’m representing today has done wonderfully well in combating these communal crises, especially in Ikwo Local Government.”