Adamawa flood victims gets relief assistance from North-east Commission
Aug.5, 2020 - Flood victims in 11 communities in Adamawa State have been given relief materials worth millions of naira by the North East Development Commission (NEDC) has given relief materials worth millions of naira.
The Commission presented the relief materials to those affected by the recent flooding in Yola South and Yola North LGAs Wednesday.
Presenting the items to the flood victims, Prof. Bobboi Umar, Senior Technical Advisor to the Managing Director of the commission said the items would help in ameliorating their sufferings.
Umar said that the commission had also reached out to more than 1,000 internally-displaced persons in the Malkohi IDP camp in Yola South LGA.
“Today, we are flagging off distribution of relief materials to about 11 communities affected by flood in Yola South and Yola North.
“Also, the commission has donated food and non-food items worth millions of naira to internally-displaced persons in Malkohi Camp.
`’All the interventions are meant to ease hardship and bring succour to the affected communities and populace,” he said.
Umar said that the commission was making efforts to reach out to more IDP camps and more communities affected by flood.
Responding on behalf of the state government, Dr Mohammad Sulaiman, Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency ( ADSEMA), appreciated the NEDC for its assistance.
Sulaiman said that flood affected many parts of the state in late July with devastating impacts on communities, leaving many displaced.
“The Commission is advising communities especially those along riverine and flood-prone areas to relocate to safer places.
“Because there is possibility we are going to experience torrential rainfalls in August and September, which may likely cause heavy floods ” Sulaiman said.
The materials distributed includes 500 bags of 50kg of grains, cooking oil, detergents, bundles of blankets and other fabrics, hundreds of cartons of toiletries, sanitisers and bags of sugar.