Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD),
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has commiserated with families of children who lost their lives during the flooding at Polobubo Teskelewu community of Delta state, saying, as a mother, she can imagine the pain their families are going through.
In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Tuesday by her media office, while praying for the repose of the souls, the minister also reacted to the floods that reportedly submerged 150 communities across 9 local government areas of Kogi state, even as she commended efforts of the state government in promptly setting up emergency response “by opening up camps to accommodate victims.”
Reassuring Nigerians that government is mindful of the emergencies being brought about by floods in different parts of the country, she said “government is working with relevant stakeholders to provide immediate relief materials and secure lives and property, while more durable solutions are being worked out.”
“In the interim, people should take steps to ensure the protection and safety of their lives and property by paying attention to safety guidelines being given by government, which includes temporarily leaving homes that are prone to floods,” she said.
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