Bello briefs Buhari on Kogi flood, calls for more relief materials

Governor Yahaha Bello of Kogi state yesterday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the flood disaster that hit 10 local government areas of the state.
Addressing State House correspondents after the close-door meeting with the President, Bello commended the federal government for the intervention.
He said the level of disaster was much that required more relief materials from the federal government, stressing that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had already distributed some relief materials to the affected communities in the state.
“As usual I came to brief Mr.
President on situation report and the happenings in my state periodically.
I am sure you are all aware of the flood problem that is happening all over the country and Kogi is worst hit being the confluence state, confluence of the two rivers.
“So, we are worst hit and I needed to come and present the report to him myself.
Even though I sincerely appreciate Mr President for deploying relevant agencies like NEMA (National Emergency Management Agency) and all the security agencies to come to our aid.
“As I speak to you, NEMA is on their way to Lokoja to access the level of damage and we received substantial amount of relief materials so far, it is not enough.
I need to present the report to him as well and also to tell him about the security of the state and how we are doing.
We are doing very well and I thank all the security agencies who have been assisting us to make sure we curb insecurity in the state.
Do these are the issues that brought me to come and explain to Mr President,’’ he said.

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