By Yunusa Abdullahi
About Thirty Thousand people were displaced by this year's flood across Adamawa state. The Director - General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Alhaji Sani Sidi disclosed this when paid a courtesy call on Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla at Government House Yola recently.
The Director - General of NEMA said that he was at Government House to commiserate governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla and people of Adamawa state over the unfortunate flood disaster that affected over Fifteen Local government areas of the state as a result Three Lives were lost during the flood disaster.
He also told the Governor that NEMA has delivered relief materials worth millions of Naira as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari for on ward distribution to the victims of the flood in the affected areas.
Alhaji Sani Sidi however commended Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for taken proactive measures in averting the situation at the flood disaster zone. He also commended the Governor for the support giving to the Adamawa state Emergency Management Agency ( ADSEMA) during emergency period as well as addressing the problems with regards to the IDPS in various Camps across the state.
In his remarks, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla thanked the Director - General of NEMA for the support and assistance to the Internally Displaced persons by flood disaster across Adamawa state.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla pointed out that his Administration has taken a long term strategy of addressing the need to dredge the River Benue in order to control flood in some parts of the state, assuring that government will continue to partner with NEMA in carrying out its activities in Adamawa state.
The Director - General and his entourage later presented the relief materials to the Governor.