A Nigerian Senator has lamented how his hometown has being overtaken by flood and he has nowhere to go whenever he returns home.
Senator James Manager from Delta State on Thursday at plenary while speaking on a motion moved by Senator Kabiru Gaya on the incidence of flooding across the country, lamented the devastation done to his home.
“Everyone is aware of the devastating result of this flood. Our primary responsibility is to protect lives and properties. I am personally affected; if I go home I have nowhere to go. It is getting worse year by year.
”Government must do something otherwise our people will be in real trouble. NEMA alone cannot handle this, the government must intervene. If we are not careful it will consume all of us,” he said.
In his contribution to the motion, Sen. Abdullahi Gumel from Jigawa state said he had lost more than 7 people with over 200 houses submerged in Ringim Local Government Area.
“A lot of rice fields were destroyed. I want to add that the people of Jigawa state need relief of food and clothing and material to build destroyed houses.
“The National Government should direct NEMA and other related agencies to make relief items available. I recommend we observe a minute silence for lost lives,” he said.