The Senator representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District Sen. Aishatu Dahiru Binani, cries out over flood rampaged in Adamawa communities.
In press statement, the senator described the flooding incident as catastrophic and unprecedented disturbed by the torrential rainfall which lasted for hours and rendered people homeless in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.
She said though the downpours this week have been especially bad, heavy rains in August are not unusual yet drainage systems in Yola remain inadequate.
Describing the incident as both natural and human disaster, the Senator urged people building on water ways to desist from the act.
She also faulted residents who instead of using appropriate channel for waste disposal use drainages as a dumping site and urged them to desist from such so as to avoid reoccurrence.
In her words: “The heavy rain that caused the widespread flooding in major parts of the state capital can be avoided to a certain level if people don’t dump refuse inside the water way or even build on water paths.
“We must sit down and strategize to make sure this doesn’t happen again, because the lives of our people are at risk”. She said.
Sen. Binani expressed her sadness over the incident and urged the state government to as a matter of urgency bring a lasting solution to the yearly reoccurrence of the disaster.
She also urged residents that are residing in flood prone areas to heed to warning by the authorities so as not to fall victims.
She also called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as a matter of urgency to assist the affected victims with relief materials.