The Yobe State House of Assembly has tasked the executive arm of government in the state to provide additional humanitarian assistance to victims of flood disaster across affected communities of the state.
The House gave the charge in a motion of urgent public importance moved by the member representing Jajere Constituency Hon. Chiroma Buba Mashio on the need to assist the victims of flood disaster in the state.
In their separate contributions on the motion, the Deputy Speaker of the House Hon. Mohammed Isa Bello, Leader of the House Hon. Bukar Mustapha, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Bazuwa as well as Hon. Kachalla Ajiya Maina among others sympathized with the flood victims and stressed the need for the state executive to look into the problems for a lasting solution to the annual disaster in the state.
The members of the House, who spoke at length on the disaster, said it has caused colossal loss of lives and destruction of farmlands, houses and property worth millions of naira in their respective constituencies across the state.
They also stressed the need for the government to direct the local government sanitation committees to clear all the drainages and construct additional ones especially in the water areas in order to control the annual flood Phenomenon.
Presiding over the sitting, the Speaker of the House Rt. Hon. Ahmed Lawan Mirwa directed the House Committees on Environment and Land and survey to meet with the state ministry of environment as well as Yobe State Geographic Information Service, (YOGIS), to look into the problem of constructing houses and dumping of refuse on waterways for a lasting solution.
The Speaker commended the executive arm of government for quick response to the disaster and assured more assistance to the victims from the members of the National Assembly representing Yobe state.
DAILY POST had reported that so far, ten out of the seventeen local government areas in Yobe State have been hit by flooding, leading to wanton destruction of life in addition to rendering hundreds homeless.