By Samaila Ande
LEGISREPORTS NG – Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state has advised people of the state to avoid living on flood prone areas to avoid losing their lives.
Between last month and this month over 5,000 people have been displaced, over 20 died and farmlands worth several millions of Naira destroyed by flood this year in the state.
Bindow made the call Today in Yola while receiving first class traditional rulers in the state, as part of Sallah homage at the government House.
He said that the effect of flood disaster was irremediable, nothing that the government could not adequately compensate the victims to their satisfactions.
The governor however, said that he had already sought the assistance from the Federal Government for the disaster.
He said that his administration would explore avenues that could permanently address the menace.
“I need a permanent solution to address the problem of flood in our state.”
“We are already exploring avenues together with the Federal Government on the issue.”
“Although, before our lasting solution, advised residents to avoid inhabiting on flood prone areas because water must tress its way and such could affect human settlements.”
He said that he would not share money to people, adding that he must fulfill all his campaign promises.
“I cannot share the government money to people because I have taken an oath not to share money but to develop the state.”
“For this, i am hell-bent on achieving my campaign promises by turning the face of Adamawa.”
“I have not come to steal people’s money and if I do that I will disgrace my family, as you all know that I am from a well to do background.”
“What I require from you is prayers and support for us to take the state to the higher heights.’’
Earlier, Dr Barkindo Musdafa, Lamido of Adamawa called on the people to support the governor to achieve his vision of developing the state.
Lamido who is the chairman of the state Council of Chiefs advised people not to distract the government.
According to him, within Bindow’s100 days in office, the state has witnessed tremendous change.
“I am convinced that by the time you administer this state for eight years, we will become one of the most economic viable states in the world.”
“I urge the people to be patient and pray for this government.”
“My conviction is that God has put him as the governor today and whoever that opposes him as well opposes God.”
First class royal fathers who paid the Eid-El-Kabir homage were the Emir of Mubi, Hama Batta, Murum Mbula and Gangwari Ganye.
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