Nasarawa Speaker doles out 4m, praised Sen. Adamu, Tukur, Wadada, Tashas for their donations to IDPs.
Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has responded to devastating flooding which affected 17 communities and destroyed farmland worth million of naira in Umaisha development area, Toto local government of Nasarawa State.
Alhaji Balarabe said he was touched with the devastating flooding hence presented N4 million naira to flood victims to cushion their effect in his constituency Umaisha/Ugya in Toto LGA of the State.
According to him, the 4 million naira he gave to the Internally displayed persons (IDPs) was to cushion the effects of the flooding on his people while he would continued to seek for support more support from the government.
The two term speaker made the donation at the palace of Ohimegye Opnada, His Royal His, Alhaji Usman Abdullahi the Ohimegye Opanda, Umaisha district.
Alhaji Balarabe Abdullahi who is representing Umaisha/Ugya) state constituency sympathies the gesture was also to improve on the standard of living of the flood victims and give them a sense of belonging.
“Last two weeks, the State House of Assembly came up with a resolution under matters of public importance, calling on the state government as a matter of urgency come to the aid and rescue of our people that were ravaged by flood.
“The unfortunate incident ( flood) did not only happened in Toto Local Government but it also happened in Nassarawa, Doma as well as Awe local government areas of the state and in some states of the federation.
“So as a follow up, I am here today to sympathize with my people who were ravaged by this unfortunate incident, flood
“I have donated N4 million to them to buy food stuff in order to cushion the effect of the flooding on them, ” he said.
Balarabe Abdullahi, urged them to use the fund for the purposes it was meant for in order to change on their lives positively.
He has assured them that the state government would soon come to their aid.
“I want to tell you that the state government will soon come to your aid by way of providing relief materials.
“As National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA) has donated relief materials to the state government through the state Emergency Management Agency ( NASEMA) and state government has also purchased it own relief materials for the same purpose.
“And very soon, the distribution to the flood victims will commence, Gov. Sule has gave me that assurance,” he added.
He urged the people of the area to always adhere to advise by the government not to build on waterways to avoid flooding in the area.
“I am also reminding our people to always be guided and follow advises given by the government on preventive measures against flooding.
“By not building on waterways and reside in safer environments in the interest of their health and for the overall development of the area and the state at large,” he said
The Speaker called on the people of the area to support Gov. Abdullahi Sule to succeed beyond 2023.
Also speaking, HRH Alhaji Usman Abdullahi, the Ohimegye Opanda Umaisha appreciated the Speaker over his good representation at the state legislature and for always coming to the aid of his people.
The first class traditional ruler told the Speaker that Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, APC National Chairman, Arc. Shehu Tukur, Hon Ahmed Aliyu Wadada the APC and SDP Nasarawa West Senatorial candidates, Aliyu Abdullahi Tasha, the Executive Chairman of Toto LGA made their donations of relief materials and cash to the IDPs in the area.
He assured of judicious distribution of the items in order to change on the lives of the flood victims positively.
The monarch further appealed to organizations and other spirited individuals to come to the aid of the flood victims.
Responding on behalf of the flood victims, the Iggi district head Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi appreciated the Speaker for the donation and prayed God to bless him abundantly.
“We thank you very much for the assistance and we pray Almighty Allah to bless and reward you abundantly.
He equally appreciated all those that has supported the flood victims just as he informed the Speaker that their Paramount Ruler Ohimegye Opanda HRH. Alh Usman Abdullahi has also made his donation of N1.5 million to the flood victims in the area.