Governor Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe has ordered the quick relocation of downstream communities to safer grounds to avert perennial flooding occasioned by the rainfall.
Mala-Buni additionally directed the state Ministries of Setting and Humanitarian Affairs in addition to the State Emergency Administration Company to liaise with such communities to quick monitor efficient relocation and resettlement.
An announcement signed by Mamman Mohammed, Director-Basic, Press and Media Affairs, to the governor, on Saturday in Damaturu, stated the measure was to guard the folks in opposition to flooding.
“There are warnings from the Nigeria Meteorological Company (NiMET) indicating heavy rainfall with large floods that can have an effect on some states together with components of Yobe.
“We must always, due to this fact, make fast and quick preparations to make sure the security of our folks.
“The ministries and SEMA ought to work out complete and proactive measures to make sure the security of the folks earlier than the a lot anticipated flood.
“The ministries ought to work together with the communities to achieve mutual agreements on the selection of places in addition to the mode of actions,” Buni was quoted as saying within the assertion.
The governor, due to this fact, directed the important thing ministries and SEMA to work out modalities of offering help to the weak communities particularly these dwelling on the river banks to relocate to safer places.
He stated the state authorities would supply the mandatory help to make sure the security of the weak communities.
The governor urged the affected communities to cooperate with the related companies to offer the required help and help.