Following the heavy flood experienced by some parts of Benue state between August 26 - 30, over 90,000 people have reportedly been displaced from their homes.
Some kind-hearted Nigerians have been trying to step into the situation in Benue state, to help provide relief materials for the victims of the flood.
Legit.ng earlier reported musician Sean Tizzle's efforts to raise money for the victims via social media, while people await government intervention on the matter.
However, a Nigerian lady who claims her efforts to help the victims were brushed off, has taken to Facebook to call out the agency in charge of emergency response.
According to the lady, Olufunke Fasunon, a National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) official had asked her to 'leave him alone' as he was busy enjoying his Sallah holiday, and couldn't possibly be trying to help the flood victims.
See her post below:
"So I called NEMA to arrange dropping off some clothes for Benue but was referred to their Lagos contact. When I called him, he said he is in his village in Niger doing Sallah, I should wait until Tuesday. Even then, I need to write them a letter, which has to be approved by the Abuja office before they can receive items because some people drop one bag of clothes and claim they dropped ten. He added that approval may take a week or two and let me know he doesn't do official work on public holidays.
Sigh... Sigh... It is easier to send help to Houston honestly. Me I have lost interest already oh....
Naija get iss.... How can a relief officer be saying he doesn't pick official calls on public holiday? Meaning distressed people don't need help on those days or what?
Anyway sha....I have charity in Lagos that needs clothes too... I am livid. #okbye"
See a screenshot of her post below:
In another post shared by Olufunke, she revealed she had found another means of reaching the Benue victims. See post below:
Na wa o!
Meanwhile, watch this video to see victims of the Lekki flood speaking to Legit.ng TV: