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BUHARI GRANT EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO BENUE FLOODING; CONDOLES WITH AFFECTED COMMUNITIES
President Muhammadu Buhari has received reports of the flooding in Benue State with great concern, which early estimates revealed it has affected thousands of homes and displaced more than 100,000 persons in 12 local government areas.
The President has consequently ordered the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to immediately mobilize personnel and resources to come to the aid of the victims of the flooding. The President is closely monitoring the situation, and will be receiving regular updates on the scale of the disaster, as well as the Federal Government’s humanitarian response.
The President commensurates with the Government and people of Benue State, assuring them that the Federal Government will make available any assistance needed to enable the State Government and the affected communities cope with and mitigate the impact of the flooding.