The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Ahmed says the agency did not receive any $1 million donation from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), for the support of flood victims in 2022.
Ahmed stated this while fielding questions from newsmen during the visit of the Governor of Zamfara state, Dauda Lawal, today.
The US embassy, in a statement by the US. Ambassador in October 2022, Mary Beth Leonard had announced that the agency was providing $1 million in immediate humanitarian assistance to support the people affected by unprecedented flooding in Nigeria.
However, after over 10 months DG NEMA, insists he only read about the assistance but can confirm that the agency has not received any $1million from USAID.
Meanwhile, Ahmed also assured Zamfara State of the readiness of the agency to assist in addressing the humanitarian problems caused by bandits and terrorists attacks.