President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the dispatch of special teams to deliver urgently, needed assistance to 12 states that are most ravaged by the seasonal rains.
The states to receive the teams conveying reinforcement of reliefs and other equipment through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), are Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Edo, Anambra, Delta, Kano, Jigawa, Rivers, Bayelsa and Adamawa.
A statement today, October 17, by the Senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu said that some of the states that
have been reached with the first wave of support from the Presidency are Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Sokoto, Jigawa and Kaduna.
The statement said that President Buhari expressed the nation’s sympathy to the victims of the floods, many of whom had lost family members, homes and valued investments in agricultural crops and livestock.
The President underscored the need for additional coordination between the federal and state government agencies dealing with the issues, and for improved forecast and warning systems to avert similar calamities.