30 July 2020 By Remi Johnson
In response to .destruction of lives and property in Gwagwalada Area Council as result of the torrential rainfall that claimed the lives of six persons, the FCT Administration has donated food items to the affected communities to cushion the impact.
The administration also assured victims that plans had been concluded to assist them with household utensils and building materials, after relevant government agencies might have ascertained the level of destruction and number of homes affected.
The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, stated this when she paid a visit to victims of the affected communities in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
She however advised residents to desist from building on flood plains to avoid future occurrence.
The minister of State for FCT,explained that human actions constituted 75 percent of blockages in drainages.
She therefore urged the Department of Development Control to double their efforts in the discharge of their duties.
The minister also assured that FEMA would liaise with NEMA to address other ecological problems being faced by the people.
Her words:We are all deeply touched as we woke up that fateful day in the morning on the 25th of this month to this natural disaster. This is an occurrence that we cannot control and no matter the provisions, no matter the status of the communities, even in developed climes, it does happen. No matter the level of infrastructures in place, if it is meant to occur, it will occur.
In her brief, the representative of Director General, FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Mrs. Florence Wenegieme, stated that out of the six causalities there was a family of five that got drown in the flood, and four of them were yet to be found.
Earlier, the Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, Adamu Mustapha Danze, commended the FCT Admininistration for the quick response.
Items donated include 300 bags of rice, 500 bags of maize, millet, sorghum, garri, beans, indomie among others.