Gov. Bagudu visits flood victims in Jega
By Muhammad Lawal
Birnin Kebbi – Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi on Tuesday visited Jega to personally assess the damages caused by the recent floods in the area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor trekked around nooks and crannies of Jega town, to assess the houses affected by the flood.
He also commiserated with hundreds of victims whose houses and farmlands were submerged by the devastating floods.
Bagudu also sympathised with hundreds of residents Titin Kara area whose houses were submerged by the floods.
He admonished the victims to accept the incident in good faith, confide in the Almighty Allah and seek solace from Him.
Bagudu said the devastation caused by the floods to farmlands, houses, properties and in some cases, deaths of precious lives, was worrisome.
“Since the report came to me, I have navigated many Local Government Areas to assess the situation. This is my second coming to Jega and I went round to many affected areas as you can see.
“I really feel so sad over the situation, God knows why and nobody can question that,” he said.
Bagudu told the victims that the flood situation was not only peculiar to Kebbi but also many states and countries.
He said that a team from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) would soon be dispatched to assess the situation, to enable the state government provide assistance to them.
He said farmers affected by the flood would be supported with adequate inputs to go back to their farms when the water receded.
Bagudu urged residents of Jega, especially the wealthy to be their brothers’ keepers by extending assistance and compassion to the flood victims.
The governor also conveyed the message of sympathy from President Muhammadu Buhari over the unfortunate situation.
Bagudu was accompanied by the District Head of Jega, Alhaji Muhammadu Arzika Bawa-Jega, member representating Jega Constituency, Faruk Nasarawa, the Chief Imam of Jega, Liman Dayyabu among others.
The District Head of Jega and the Assembly member thanked the governor for his concern and taking time to personally assess the affected areas.
Prayers were offered by the Chief Imam of Jega, for God to salvage the situation and give the people the courage to bear the losses.
Areas visited by the governor included Titin Kara, Okay, Ginga, Birnin Yari, Makaranta, Gadar Jega and Bakin Ruwa.
NAN recalls that Bagudu had on Monday visited Argungu for the second time on a similar mission to residents affected by the floods.
The governor had promised the victims of government’s intervention to assist them rebuild their homes.
Bagudu had visited Tudun Wada Shiyar Justice, Gwazange, Police Division, Kitarawa, Shiyar Makera and Shiyar Yaraduwa and commiserated with IDPs taking refuge at Dankoji Nizamiyya and JSS Tudun Wada camps.(NAN)