Gov. Buni commiserates with Bade, Jakusko, others, assures Government assistance
By Usman Bello, Damaturu
The Yobe state Governor, His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with the people of Bade, Jakusko and other areas affected by floods.
The governor who described the natural disaster as sad and unfortunate, assured government assistance to provide succour to the victims.
Governor Buni directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide the victims with the necessary relief package to cushion their hardships.
He explained that the state government would liaise with federal agencies including the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to support the victims and complement efforts of the state government.
“The floods are unprecedented this year, the communities have not seen anything close to this in recent history but, government will do its best and seek support from the federal authority to support our people” he assured.
Governor Buni who had earlier reported the flood to NEMA, commended the Agency for its positive response, assuring to follow up with an updated report, covering more communities severely affected by the floods.
The governor said government will also look into proactive measures of providing permanent solutions to check future occurrences.
“With these experiences, we will look at all possible measures to curb the menace of flood and its impact on the communities in the future” he said.
The Governor urged the affected communities to move to safer grounds and avoid areas prone to more floods.
He also sympathised with the communities over the loss of their farmlands, assuring that government would provide massive support to irrigation farming after the raining season.
Meanwhile, the state government has reclaimed the Damaturu-Buni Yadi federal highway that was washed away by the flood.
Governor Buni has also directed the state Ministry of Works to refill all roads washed away by the floods to provide access roads for delivery of goods and services to communities affected by the floods.