The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has urged the state government and private organisations to come to the aid of flood victims across the state to improve their standard of living.
Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House made the call after Hon. John Osewu (PDP-Doma South) raised the issue of flood under the matter of public interest during the House proceedings in Lafia.
Balarabe-Abdullahi said that provision of relief materials to the victims of flood would go a long way in improving their standard of living and in their resettlement.
“First and foremost, I want to commend Hon. John Osewu for speaking the minds of the people of Awe, Doma, Nasarawa, Toto among others local government areas.
“These are four local government areas that have been hit by flood.
“Many houses have been submerged, farmlands washed away and property destroyed.
“It is indeed sad and very unfortunate as our peoples have been affected negatively as a result of flood.
“It is in view of this that we pass the following resolutions that the state government should as a matter of urgency come to aid of the flood victims in the state.
“All relevant agencies should also come to the aid of the flood victims and people living in flood prone areas should be relocated to safer places.
“And relief materials should be provided to the flood victims across the state to improve their standard of living,” he said.
Balarabe Abdullahi also commended Mr Zachariah Allumaga, the Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) for his efforts in educating the people on consequences of flooding in the state.
Earlier, Osewu while raising the matter of flood on the floor of the House decried how his communities had been affected by flood.
“My constituency has been engulfed by flood as houses and farmlands have been destroyed.
“I want to call for urgent attention to assist my people who have been affected by this natural disaster,” he said.
The House unanimously agreed on the need for the state government to come to the aid of the flood victims across the state.