*Rt Hon. Kwamoti La’ori Donates Relief Materials To Victims Of Flood Disaster in Adamawa*
By Shafi’u Saleh, Yola
In a bid to cushion some effects by ameliorating the suffering of the victims of flood disaster in Adamawa state, member of reps, representing Numan/Demsa/Lamurde federal constituency Rt Hon. Kwamoti B Laori, has donated assorted foodstuffs to victims of the natural disaster in the area.
The law maker who represented by Hon. Happy Maxwell, Hon. Joshua Dariye and Hon. Geoffrey Kwashi Alhassan, displeasure over the continuous negligence of the Federal Government towards the plight of the people as the flood become a yearly reoccurrence.
He further expressed dissatisfaction with the fire brigade approach of government over the years in response to natural disasters such as flood in the area.
He stressed that all efforts to make the federal government to take proactive measures towards prevention of the recurring disaster were not taken with the anticipated seriousness it deserves.
He blamed the federal government for not heeding the professional advise provided in several motions by himself and other members of parliaments being affected by perennial flooding in other parts of the Country especially, states along the Benue trough.
While commiserating with the flood victims, Kwamoti further assured them of his unrelenting efforts to ensure that the federal government do the needful in providing relief as well as taking permanent measures to prevent future occurrence
Some of the advise given according to the law maker includes dredging of River Benue to rid the water channel of siltation, Review of the agreement if any between Nigeria and Cameroon on the use of Water resources from Lagdo Dam and the construction of a buffer Dam at Dasin- Hausa in Fufore LGA of the State to break the water pressure by containing the excess releases to prevent flood in the area.
The Rep. Member further assured the people of his commitment to get the Federal Government to respond to their plight.
He maintained that though the relief materials provided may not be sufficient to address the huge needs gaps that the flood has caused, it is only meant to palliate their suffering.
He encouraged the people to be brave in this trying moment which shall soon be history.
Also he called on the people to be their brother’s keepers by showing love through caring and sharing.
The victims on their part expressed great appreciation to the Law maker for coming to their aid and assured him of their continuous support and prayers.
Community Leaders also assured the member that the relief materials provided would be judiciously distributed to victims.
Items distributed include, bags of rice, sugar, gari, cartons of Maggi, Noddles, Spaghetti, tubers of yam, vegetable oil, among others.