The House of Assembly of Yobe State has urged the executive branch of the government to take immediate action to prevent the oncoming flood disaster in the State.
A motion of urgent public concern was introduced by 14 House members, who represent the districts of Karasuwa, Bade central, Yunusari, Jakusko, Gujba, Geidam south, and Nangere.
Nguru Central, Damagum, Gulani, Bursari, Tarmuwa, and Geidam Central are some of the other members.
The Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Ya’u Usman Dachia, moved the resolution on behalf of the 14 members, citing the Nigerian Meteorological Agency’s (NiMet) forecast that Yobe State would likely be among the states to experience a flood calamity.
He emphasized the necessity for the government to see to it that all drainages are cleared, and he said that residents of flood-prone areas ought to be relocated to safer areas.
“Many residents of the state have still not recovered from the flooding that hit our respective constituencies last year and destroyed property worth millions of naira,” he remarked.
The congressman praised Mai Mala Buni, the state governor, for his efforts in containing the recurring flood calamity and emphasized the necessity for traditional leaders to keep educating their people about the dangers of depositing trash in drainages and other important waterways in their respective domains.
The Speaker of the House, the Right Honorable Chiroma Buba Mashio, presided over the meeting and emphasized the necessity for the State’s National Assembly representatives to raise the issue for the federal government’s consideration.