President Jonathan's Speech On Recent Floods Experienced

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PostMarks on 9th October 2012, 12:41 pm



Fellow Nigerians,over the past few weeks Unprecedented Floods have ravaged many parts of our country,rendering tens of thousands of fellow Nigerians homeless and causing massive destruction of proprieties, farmland and infrastructure across the country.
I wish to express our deep commiseration with all those who have lost loved ones, those who have lost their properties as well as all the affected communities and institutions

Its sad that this global phenomenon of devastating floods has come to Nigeria at this time. I want to reassure all Nigerians that the federal government is prepared to do everything possible to mitigate the impact of this natural disaster. I had earlier set up a Presidential technical committee to visit all affected areas, with a view to properly assessing the impact of the floods. The committee had earlier submitted an interim report, the report which contains a number of recommendation was presented to key stake holders including the leadership of the national assembly and governors of the affected state. The technical committee will continue to go round the country while the vice president and i will also visit some of the affected communities.

When we receive the committees final reports, the federal government will further initiate medium and long term measures to check future flood disasters. In the meantime, relevant government agencies have intervened to provide relief to the affected persons in collaboration with the State governments. NEMA has so far spent N1.314 billion to provide immediate relief materials. The ministry of works has spent N556m on the repair of collapsed bridges and the construction of bye-passes, while the ministry of environment has spent N95m on sundry relief measures. In addition to this, the federal government has decided on a number of measures to further ameliorate the situation. These include the immediate provision of a total of N17.6 in direct financial assistance to the affected States and some federal government agencies responsible for disaster management. The states will receive a total of N13.3B while the federal agencies will receive N4.3B.

Based on the present assessment, the States have been categorized into four groups: A to D. All Category A States will receive N500m each, Category B States N400m each Category C States N300m each, and Category D States N250m each.

Category A: Oyo, Kogi, Benue, Plateau, Adamawa, Delta, Bayelsa and Anambra.
Category B: Jigawa, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa, Taraba, Cross-River, Edo,Lagos and Imo.
Category C: Kwara, Katsina, Gombe, Ogun, Ondo,Ebonyi, Abia and Rivers
Category D: Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Yobe, Enugu,Ekiti, Osun, Akwa-Ibom, Borno and FCT

To further intensify their intervention activities, the following agencies of the Federal Government have also been allocated funds as follows: Ministry of Works - N2.6B,NEMA - N1.1B ,Ministry of Environment - N350M, National Commission for Refugees – N150m,Technical Committee on Floods Impact Assessment - N100

I have also set up a National Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation to assist the Federal Government to raise funds to mitigate the pains and ensure the effective post-impact rehabilitation of victims. This Committee will be co-chaired by Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr. Olisa Agbakoba, while Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. will serve as the Chief Funds Mobiliser.The full membership of the Committee will be announced immediately after this broadcast.

Fellow Nigerians, let me use this opportunity to thank State Governments, members of the National Assembly, private individuals, agencies of government, private sector institutions, NGOs, faith based organizations, and philanthropic groups who individually and collectively have risen to the aid of persons and communities affected by the floods.This humanitarian and compassionate spirit that has been on display in the past few weeks reassures us that, at critical moments Nigerians are able to come together in pursuit of a common purpose.

My Fellow Compatriots, let me once again reassure you that this Administration remains fully committed to the welfare and well being of all Nigerians at all times.May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
I thank you all.

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PostAdmin on 9th October 2012, 12:48 pm

This could go a long way to help the most affected in the country. The ideal is kinda great although the unaffected states will reap from those states that were affected


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PostWebtech on 9th October 2012, 1:18 pm

What should be done is how to tackle the problem of the flood immediately not just giving money and let the problem ravage souls. the problem of the flood should be tackle and life of the citizen will be at the better safety. the money will only land in the hands of some individual who will definitely embezzle it.


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PostDeyongs on 9th October 2012, 1:41 pm

You are accurate webtech :thumlift:



 
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PostLillian on 9th October 2012, 2:34 pm

I have also set up a National Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation to assist the Federal Government to raise funds to mitigate the pains and ensure the effective post-impact rehabilitation of victims. This Committee will be co-chaired by Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr. Olisa Agbakoba, while Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. will serve as the Chief Funds Mobiliser.The full membership of the Committee will be announced immediately after this broadcast
I think that Mr. President stated that he has set up a National Committee on Flood
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