BY: YUSUF UMAR
The Northeast East Development Commission NEDC has sympathize with the victims of the flood disaster that ravaged parts of Adamawa State and promised to provide succour to the victims.
The team visited some communities in Demsa, Numan and Yola North where the MD sympathize with the people after seeing the pitiable condition they've found themselves in and further urged government to do more over the ugly incident.
He assured that the commission will provide relief material to cushion the effect of the hardship brought about by the natural disaster.
Deputy Governor Chief Crowther Seth called on the people to look at the incident as act of God saying state government is very much concerned about their plight hence visit.
He noted the state government's appreciation and the prompt response of the NEDC calling on other agencies to intervene likewise.
The team were at the palaces of Hama Bachama and Hama Bata where the
MD informed the traditional rulers of the commission's sympathy with the people over the current condition which led to the displacement of people from their various places of abode.
The Hama Bachama HRH Homun Honest Irmiya Stephen and the Hama Batta Homun Gladson Alhamdu Teneke lamented the heavy losses caused by the flood saying it has caused an unquantifiable degree of loss in property, food and livestock .
The royal fathers further asked government to proffer lasting solutions to the problem whose occurrence is almost on yearly basis.
Homun Honest revealed that the devastating is heavier in villages where the commission's representatives cannot even access the places at the moment but further solicited for palliative measures and in the areas of food and medicaments for the affected.
The team visited Limawa in Yola North, Dwam in Demsa and Imburu in Numan.
As part of temprorary measures , The NEDC has directed the procurement of two truck of rice and ten thousand rubber mats for immediate distribution to the victims.
The team had earlier paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Governor at the Government House where he in company of the Secretary to the State Government Eng Bashir Ahmed and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Barr AK Jingi, the State PDP Chairman Barr AT Shehu together with the ADSEMA team received them.