From Yahaya Wakili, Damaturu
Yobe State House of Assembly today called on all the members representing Yobe at the National Assembly to meet the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to assist the victims of water flooding in the state.
In its sitting, chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Mohammed Isa Bello said, the call has become imperative because the state wass seriously affected by the flood this year.
“The Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) under the directives of Governor Mai Mala Buni was assisting the victims, but the damages is beyond SEMA, so there is need to call on NEMA through our representatives in the National Assembly to intervene on the matter.” Bello said.
Presenting the motion, member representing Nguru Central Constituency, Hon. Lawan Sani Inuwa Nguru said flood has affected highly vulnerable that are heavily reliant on agriculture, in which basic services are already severely overstretched, so many communities have been totally isolated by the flood water.
“It is a pleasure to move this motion on flooding on behalf of the people of Nguru Central Constituency. I represent to ask the House for assistance to find a lasting solution to this seasonal catastrophic occurrence of water flooding in order to effectively respond to the disaster and also call the attention of NEMA and SEMA to rapidly assess the damages and to immediately intervene in order to curtail the tragedy.
He commend Governor Buni for his recent commitment to addressing the issue of water flooding in the state, adding that, Buni has assured all the affected communities of his administration readiness to respond to this water flooding for a lasting solution.
“As a Chairman House Committee of Humanitarian, I can attest to that, because I have seen how the governor is empowering the state emergency agency (SEMA) with all the resources it required for the agency to timely respond to emergency in the state whenever the need arise.” Nguru said.