Buhari meets governors on flood, promises intervention

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with the management of the Nigeria Governors’ Discussion board over the reported circumstances of flood in lots of elements of the nation.

Lots of of hundreds of individuals have been displaced in Kogi, Yobe, Jigawa, and a number of other different states for the reason that onset of the wet season within the nation.

The Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA) and states have additionally confirmed numerous fatalities arising from the devastating flood.

The assembly was attended by governors Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi).

Tambuwal is anticipated to exchange Fayemi as new chairman of the NGF within the coming days.

The president, who presided over the assembly within the State Home, Abuja, inspired the governors to fulfill with the Minister of Water Sources to trend out options to the issue.

President Buhari promised to look into their requests after the engagement with the minister.

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The governors had informed the president that lives had been misplaced, properties and farmlands washed away within the states.

They, subsequently, requested for the Federal Authorities’s intervention by way of particular funding.

In his comment, Fayemi thanked the president for supporting the governors.

“You all the time accorded us due regard. You accommodated us and listened to our pleas.

“You had been all the time there for us after we had challenges, both individually, or collectively. We owe you a debt of gratitude,” the outgoing NGF Chairman mentioned.

Tambuwal mentioned the flooding had created a daunting state of affairs for meals safety, saying the “states have to plan forward for dry season farming.”

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