Gombe flood victims get relief materials from NEDC
• Senator donates N10m, food, and other to Benue victims
• Kaduna PDP boss leads party’s delegation to Bayelsa
North East Development Commission (NEDC), yesterday, presented food and non-food items to the Gombe State government for onward distribution to flood victims.
The recent flooding reportedly killed about seven people and destroyed properties across the state, thus rendering many families homeless.
Managing Director of NEDC, Mohammed Alkali, while presenting the items to Governor Muhammad Yahaya of Gombe, expressed the commission’s sympathy to the state.
The items as listed by the governor include 10,000 (25kg) bags of rice, 5,000 blankets, 5,000 mats, 5,000 pieces of the wrapper, 3,000 gallons of vegetable oil, 3,000 pieces of children’s wear and 3,000 shadda (fabric for men’s wear).
Addressing the governor, who was represented by his deputy, Manasseh Jatau, Alkali said: “We are in Gombe to commiserate with the state on the recent flood and to monitor some of our ongoing projects.”
Responding, Jatau appreciated the NEDC and the Federal Government for their support to the state, promising to ensure that the items reached the target beneficiaries.
ALSO, Oluremi Tinubu, wife of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate and senator representing Lagos Central, has donated N10 million, food and other items to flood victims in Benue State.
Receiving the items in the Presidential Lodge at Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, yesterday, Governor Samuel Ortom assured the senator that the relief materials she donated would be judiciously distributed to the victims of the flood that ravaged parts of the state.
Ortom expressed appreciation to Sen. Tinubu for the visit to identify with the flood victims, stating that it rekindled hope in those displaced by the flood.
The governor then mandated the Executive Secretary, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr. Emmanuel Shior, to ensure judicious distribution of the relief materials to only those affected by the flooding.
MEANWHILE, Kaduna State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Felix Hyat, has led a delegation of party chieftains in the state to sympathise with the people and government of Bayelsa State over the flooding in the state.
Media aide to the Kaduna PDP boss, Edward Auta, disclosed, yesterday, that the delegation visited affected parts of Bayelsa.
“The team, which was received by representatives of the Bayelsa government, joined Governor Douye Diri on a visit to Tombia Amasoama, the hometown of the former governor, the late Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, where roads, bridges and homes were completely eroded by the ravaging flood, among other communities before retiring to the Governor’s Lodge,” Auta stated.