GOVERNOR MA ABUBAKAR VISITS FLOOD VICTIMS IN FAGGO AMIDST ROUSING WELCOME BY HUNDREDS, DISTRIBUTES RELIEF MATERIALS WORTH MILLIONS OF NAIRA
His Excellency Governor Mohammed A Abubakar on behalf of the Government of Bauchi State has distributed relief materials to the affected flood victims in Faggo village, Shira Local Government Area of the state worth about 11 million Naira.
The governor, who personally presented the materials to the victims, explained that part of his responsibility as their leader is to provide succor to affected individuals and communities affected by disaster.
Governor Abubakar said the state government will take all necessary precautions and carry out preventive measures to avoid disaster rather than looking for remedies.
While inspecting some of the effected areas, Governor MA Abubakar expressed deep sympathy with the flood victims while assuring them of his administration’s readiness to tackle the challenge.
In his speech, the Head of Administration Shira local government Alhaji Kabiru Marafa said over 300 people from 3 communities were affected by the flood in the area.
He expressed his appreciation for the kind gesture of His Excellency the Governor towards the victims and charged them to make use of the materials for what it was meant for.
The Director relief matters State Emergency Management Agency SEMA Alhaji Kabiru Yusuf Kobi described natural disasters as unavoidable and urged people of the area to take precautions against flooding by planting trees and creating water ways.
Items distributed include bags of maize, rice, millet, sugar, salt, cartons of spaghetti, indomie noodles, gallons of palm and groundnut oil, wrapper pieces, bags of cement, bundles of roofing sheets, mats, blankets among others.