By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has sympathized with victims of the recent devastating flood that wrecked havoc in many parts of the state.
The Governor who returned from Kebbi State, visited some communities worst hit by the flood before moving to the Emir’s palace where he commiserated with the Emir of Ringim Alhaji Dr Sayyadi Mahmud.
While speaking at the palace, the Governor said the state government is already taking head count of the people affected by the flood and has ordered the state emergency management agency to provide victims with food items, medicines and alternative shelter before the flood subsides.
Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar also said “We are going to support the victims at the state level and the data we are compiling of the affected victims, including those that lost their houses and farms to the flood, would be forwarded to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for further assistance.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has since ordered NEMA to intervene and support our efforts, and as you are aware, the officials have visited all the communities affected and are forwarding their findings and recommendations to the president “ the Governor added.
Responding, the Emir of Ringim, Alhaji Sayyadi Mahmud commended the Jigawa styate Governor for showing concern over the incident, adding that the people of Ringim Emirate always believe and trust the administration in supporting them in times like this.
The Emir said, “a similar flood happened in 2018 and we didn’t forget the intervention we received both from the state and the federal government, we are sure this time around our people will even get more support because of the efforts Governor Badaru is making”.
Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar is expected to pay a similar visit to Hadejia Emirate where they are also experiencing a serious flood at the moment.