NEMA donates materials to rebuild burnt Zamfara Radio Station
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the March fire incident burnt the studio of the state’s Radio House, destroying over N200 million worth of digital equipment.
Presenting the materials in Gusau, the Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Sani Sidi, said the assistance was a mark of sympathy over the disaster.
He described the incident as “unfortunate,’’ considering the importance of radio station to the general public, especially in the areas of news dissemination and national orientation.
Sidi, who was represented by the Coordinator, Sokoto Operation Office of the agency, Mr Thickman Tanimu, said the building materials included cement, zinc and nails.
He said “we are presenting these building materials to the state government as our own assistance.
“As we all know, NEMA as a disaster management agency, only gives assistance to cushion the effect of disasters but it cannot replace what has been lost.’’
Sidi, therefore, appealed to the public to be conscious while using electrical appliances which he said constituted a larger percentage of fire incidents in the country.
Responding, Alhaji Nuhu Anka, the Managing Director of Zamfara Radio and Television Services, who received the materials, commended NEMA for the gesture.
Anka said in spite of the fire incident, the management of the radio station had been able to run the station through the support of the state government.
Speaking earlier, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Malam Sunusi Kwatarkwashi, thanked NEMA for its usual quick response to disasters reported from the state.