NEDC donates relief materials to victims of flood disaster in Yobe

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The victims of recent flood disaster in Yobe state have on Friday 21 October 2022 received relief materials from the North East Development Commission (NEDC). Receiving the materials on behalf of the State Governor, the Deputy Governor HE Hon Idi Barde Gubana (Wazirin Fune) thanked NEDC for donating the materials to the victims of the flood in Yobe state.

While receiving the items, he assured that the materials would be distributed to the flood victims in the affected local government areas accordingly. He pointed out the unfortunate flood has destroyed an unquantifiable number of farms, lives, houses, animals, etc.

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He also explained that on its part the state government had immediately set up a committee under his chairmanship, and the committee swung into action by visiting all the affected communities and assessed the level of damage.

Earlier the Managing Director/CEO NEDC mohammed Goni Alkali applauded the state Governor Hon Mai Mala Buni CON for his show of concern since the flood disaster ravaged the communities.

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He said they were in Yobe to commiserate with Government and good people of the state as well as the victims over the disaster. The MD thus explained that the materials donated by the commission was part of the effort of the Federal government towards assisting the communities.

Also speaking the Member representing Damaturu, Gujba, Gulani and Tarmuwa federal constituency who is also the Chairperson House committee on NEDC, Hon Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim explained that she has raised a motion at the Green chamber urging relavant agencies to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to flood victims of Yobe state.

The lawmaker lamented that the impact of the  flood is enormous and the victims are in dire need of assistance. She also appealed to the Commission to repair mutai road in Gulani LGA of the state to enable the people continue with their businesses.

In his brief remarks the State Coordinator of NEDC Yobe State Prof. Ali Ibrahim Abbas  indicated that the commission which is an interventionist agency, is always on stand to offer support to any affected community in the state and by extension the entire north East region.

The managing Director had earlier paid a courtesy call on Yobe state governor Hon Mai Mala Buni at the Government House Damaturu to sympathise with him and the good people over the flood disaster in some communities in the state.

The MD has since handed over the relief materials for onward distribution to the victims in their respective communities. The items includes:- Rice, vegetables oil, blankets, wrappers, shadda, soft mats as well as children wear.

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