Flood: Borno Deputy Governor, Kadafur in Dikwa presents relief materials to flood victims
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Borno state government has sent a delegation to Dikwa to asses damaged cause by flooding where they also presented relief materials to the victims of flood disaster in Dikwa local government area of the state to cushion their hardship.
The flood which was led by the state Deputy Governor, Hon Umar Kadafur who also presented the relief materials to victims of flood disaster in Dikwa town. said the items which are jointly provided by the Borno State Government and NEDC was meant to serve as emergency support to the victims of the flood in the area while stressing that other necessary permanent measures to address the problem of flood in the area would be mapped out by experts in due course.
The Deputy Governor assured the people that the state government is ever ready to address the problem of flooding in the state, stressing that the committee has been directed to visit all the flood affected areas with a view to assess the situation and proffer lasting solution .
During the visit the deputy governor alongside other committee members which includes the Director General SEMA, Hajiya Yabawa Kolo Kolo also assessed the flooded areas which
The committee who were conducted round by the Chairman, Dikwa Local Government Council, Hon. Modu Kunsama informed the committee that farmlands were mostly affected and expressed his appreciation to the state government for timely response to flooding in the state.
While at the Army formation, Dikwa, the Deputy Governor and his entourage were also at the 81 Division Task Force Battalion Dikwa where the Acting Commander Major Oyemedan said the entire base have been taken over by flood thereby making life very difficult for the soldiers and appealed for urgent solution to address the problem.
Major Oyemedan also urged the State government to consider providing the military with perimeter fencing of the military formation adding that at the moment the area is vulnerable to dangerous animals like snakes and other insects.
Responding, , the state Deputy Governor assured the Army that the committee will look into the possibility of relocating the military formation in Dikwa to a better location as well as address all their problems.
The team also paid homage on the Shehu’s palace to pay their homage where the Shehu of Dikwa His Royal Highness Mai Ibrahim ibn Umar Ibrahim El kanemi commended Governor, Babagana Zulum for sending such a powerful committee with s view to addressing the problem of flooding in the state who have since swung into action.
Items presented include 1000 pieces of mats,1000 pieces of blankets and 2000 empty sacks with pay loader and excavator as a primary intervention to assist the victims.
It could be recalled that Governor Babagana Zulum during an inspection visit to the flooded Moro Moro bridge disclosed that a committee headed by the Deputy Governor to go round all the flood affected areas and came up with recommendations for lasting solution’s and assistance to the victims.