Two prominent chieftains of Bade Emirate in Yobe, have lauded the interventions of Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and Yobe government in supporting victims of flood disaster in the area.
Alhaji Mohammad Gagiyo and Alhaji Mamman Sulieman,two prominent councilors of the emirate, made the commendation in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Gashua, Yobe.
Gagiyo said except for the interventions of the senate president and Gov. Buni, the 11 communities ravaged by floods in Tagali District of the emirate would have faced additional hardship of lack of food, shelter and other needs.
“The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan,and Gov. Mai Mala Buni visited the communities to sympathize and support the victims at this critical point of their lives.
“The Senate President announced a donation of N10 million while Governor Buni directed the State Emergency Management Agency to provide the victims with relief materials.
“We are grateful for identifying with the people at this distress moment of their lives.
“The people also appreciate our paramount leader, Alhaji Umar Suleiman, for elevating the Senate President to a senior councilor in the chambers of the Emirate.
“He still maintain his title as ‘Dan Masanin Bade’ but now, a senior councilor in the ranking of the Emirate” Gagiyo said.
On his part,Alhaji Mamman Suleiman!said the directive by Gov. Buni to SEMA to provide relief materials to the victims within 24 hours, was a true reflection of a people’s government.
“We also appreciate the support and quality representation of the constituency and Emirate, by the senate president in the National Assembly; he always makes us proud” he said.
Sen. Lawan donated N10 million to the victims,while the governor directed SEMA to provide the victims with all necessary relief materials and pledged to construct the road linking Tagali with the Gashua-Nguru federal highway.