President Buhari orders NEMA to aid Benue flood victims

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to start to mobilize personnel and resources to come to the aid of the victims of the flooding that occurred in Benue State.

The President noted that he would watch the situation closely and would be receiving a realtime update on the disaster.

President Muhammadu Buhari made this known on Thursday in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has received with great concern reports of the flooding in Benue State, displacing, from early estimates, more than 100,000 people.

“The President extends his sympathies to the Government and people of Benue State, and assures that the Federal Government will make available any assistance needed to enable the State Government and the affected communities cope with and surmount the impact of the flooding,” the statement read.

The flood which according to NEMA ravaged over 3,000 homes, was a result of a heavy down pour which started on Saturday night and lasted for several hours into the early hours of Sunday.
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