From: Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed on Saturday paid a sympathy visit to communities ravaged by a recent flood in Kirfi local government area of the state.
The Governor while addressing the victims at Cheledi said that Government will take inventory of the property and farm lands lost in the disaster with a view to providing them with assistance.
“We are going to take inventory of properties, including animals and other things that were swept away by the flood so that as a government we will provide assistance”, he said.
Mohammed who said though it is not possible for one to recover all that was lost, assured that Government will provide the victims with relief materials to cushion their hardship.
The Governor while sympathizing with the affected Communities said a technical committee will be constituted to take proper assessment of the damage caused by the flood.
The Governor who said that Committee will comprise of traditional leaders and political representatives of the area, said that the state government will also report the the incident to the federal government in order to get assistance for the victims.
According to him, “We know that President Muhammadu Buhari is the president of the masses who has a listening ears and we believe he is going to assist his people without delay”, Bala said.
Governor Bala announced the donation of of two trailer load of rice and maize to victims, adding that Government will send blankets and other relief materials to them.