Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has directed Ministries of Environment, Humanitarian Affairs and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to liaise with downstream communities to relocate to safer areas as the rains intensify.
In a statement signed by the Director-General Press Affairs and Media, Mamman Mohammed said: “There are warnings from the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) indicating heavy rainfall with massive floods that will affect some states including some parts of Yobe State, we should therefore make quick and fast arrangements to ensure the safety of our people,” he said
Buni directed key ministries and SEMA to work out a realistic and acceptable means of assisting the vulnerable communities, especially those living on river banks to relocate to safer locations.
“The ministries and SEMA should work out comprehensive and proactive measures to ensure the safety of the people before the much-anticipated floods.
“The ministries should work along with the communities to reach mutual agreements on the choice of locations as well as the mode of movements.
He assured that the government would provide the necessary support to ensure the safety of the vulnerable communities.
He appealed to all concerned communities to cooperate with the relevant agencies to provide the required support and assistance.