By Hussaini Hammangabdo,
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has partnered military support in addressing flood in Adamawa state.
AVM Mohammad Mohammed (rtd), the D.G who visited 153 Base Services Group, NAF and 23rd Armored Brigade Yola, sought for synergy in tackling anticipated 2020 flood.
Mr Daniel Etim Obot, Deputy Director, Risk Reduction on behalf of his boss said, flood have continued to threatened farming activities and its potentials over the years.
Obot lauded military as major stakeholder in disaster management for creating humanitarian corridor, during intervention at the peak of insurgency.
“It is compelling that, 2020 flood incident be given serious by all of us.
“We must work towards guaranteeing safety of humans and materials resources.
Although the flood is yet to occurs, the tactical advocacy was to ensure human, equipment are made ready in good time.
According to him, submerging of farmlands, residence, commercial places and people are trapped hence the need human material and equipment.
Earlier, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has urged federal government to release part of ecological fund to mitigate 2020 flood in the state.
Fintiri spoke through Mr Elijah Tumba, Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Humanitarian Service, said committee have been put in place for possible relocation of flood victims
Tumba also solicited for completion of the abandoned Chochi drainages to checkmate the yearly perennial flood.