The executive governor of Taraba State Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku have decried lack of support from the federal government to curb the menace of flood in the state, saying that Federal Government support to Victims of flood is not reaching them.
Gov Ishaku disclosed this while sympathizing with the victims of the Friday flood in Jalingo the state capital. He assured the residents of the flooded areas that the state government will do it possible best to support the victims and combat future occurrence.
Ishaku asserts that “we need support from the federal government, although the support from federal government is not reaching us here. I learned that the ministry of humanitarian came here and was sharing N20000 across, paying them on Saturday and Sunday. And when I inquired, they told me it was ministry of women affair, I called the Minister she said she’s it’s not their ministry, I then tried to reach the Minister for humanitarian, I couldn’t get her on phone.”
“So you see, this assistance from FG does get to us. We get assistance from certain proxy but not from the government”
Ishaku advised residents of the flooded area of the state to desist from building houses on water ways to avoid flood disaster in the area.
The Governor also directed the Department of Development and Control to map up measures that would check such occurrence in Jalingo and the entire state.
He also promised to provide relief materials that would cushion the effect of the flood disaster on victims, and assured of his determination to assist them to rebuild their houses.
According to him any help coming from the federal government should first come through the state government. The governor also called on None Governmental Organization (NGO) to assist flood victims in Taraba.