President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to immediately mobilise personnel and resources to come to the aid of the victims of the flooding in Makurdi, Benue state capital.
In a statement released by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, he said “President Muhammadu Buhari has received with great concern reports of the flooding in Benue state, which, according to early estimates, has affected thousands of homes and displaced more than 100,000 persons in 12 local government areas.
Consequently, the President has directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to immediately mobilize personnel and resources to come to the aid of the victims of the flooding.
Shehu further stated that President Buhari is closely monitoring the happenings in the North central state and will be updated regularly on the progress of the matter.
The President is closely monitoring the situation, and will be receiving regular updates on the scale of the disaster, as well as the federal government’s humanitarian response.
The President extends his sympathies to the Government and people of Benue State, and assures that the Federal Government will make available any assistance needed to enable the State Government and the affected communities cope with and surmount the impact of the flooding.