By Shafi’u Saleh, Yola
In his move to end the annual suffering of the people of his constituency occasioned by perennial flooding, the member representing Numan, Demsa and Lamurde federal constituency in the house of representatives, Rt. Hon Kwamoti B. La’ori, has sponsored a team from the ecological office to areas worst affected by flooding in his constituency.
The lawmaker who expressed sadness over the recurring annual suffering of the people noted that he will not rest on his oars untill a permanent solution to the disaster is proffered.
The visiting team comprising of engineers and surveyor were in the area to carry out a survey of communities affected by the flood, with a view to develop a comprehensive engineering design that will mitigate the impact of flooding every year.
Visiting officials including Alhaji Ibrahim Salisu, Engr. Aminu Tofiq Biodun and Engr. Bilya Fana, were also at the Palace of Hama Bachama, HRM. Dr. Daniel Shaga Ismaila (oon) Kpawo-nomwe, Gilongo -Diya, to intimate him about their visit and to also seek royal blessings.
Some inhabitants of the communities visited expressed optimism and hope that the annual disaster would soon be history given the level of intervention embarked upon by the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR).
Hon. Kwamoti B. Laori pledged to engage both legislative and extra- legislative means to ensure that flooding become a thing of the past.
The people commended the lawmaker for providing relief materials to victims and for the extra legislative effort he is making to prevent future occurrence.
The people who were visibly elated applauded the initiative while also pledging their continuous support and solidarity to the law maker. “We pledged to identify with him even as they prayed for him to succeed in all his endeavors.
While interaction with our reporter in Yola, the leader of delegation Ibrahim Salihu, commended La’ori, for the assistance rendered to his constituency to mitigate the soil erosion and flood.
He said “the intervention of the legislature is something valuable where he used his personal fuds to see that such projects have done well.
“The member deserves to be applauded considering the steps he has taken to invite the members of the national ecological project office to do the projects to he people” he said.
While advising those residing beside the river Benue bank, the leader of the delegation said that, they should try to evacuate from such places to avoid the wrath of the flood with its attendant consequences to lives and properties.
He called on the government and well meaning citizens to emulate the kind gesture of the member of Reps calling on them to really round him during the coming 2923 polls so that he could consolidate the laudable work he has started.