By Muhammad Maitela, Damaturu
The Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with the victims of the flood disaster in the state.
Gov. Buni in a statement signed by Mamman Mohammed, Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, to the governor, on Monday in Damaturu.
The governor described as very sad and unfortunate the death of five persons in this natural disaster that sweept away some houses and farmlands.
Governor Buni directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to intensify search of two persons reportedly missing and, provide victims who sustained injuries with medical support.
“The ministry and SEMA should also provide the affected communities with their immediate needs to cushion their hardships.” Buni directed.
Earlier the Governor had directed Ministries of Environment, Humanitarian Affairs and SEMA to look into ways of evacuating downstream and vulnerable communities to safer locations.
The ministries of Environment and works are also directed to consider creating more channels to enhance the follow of the rain water to reduce flooding.
He assured the assistance of government to provide safety measures to the people and succour to the victims.
Meanwhile SEMA has despatched its staff to take stock of the damages and the urgent assistance needed for prompt support.
He urged the vulnerable communities to move to safer locations and to cooperate with government officials providing support.
Governor Buni prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive the shortcomings of the departed souls and provide succour to
the survivors, amin.