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House urges federal government to intervene as flood destroys over 200 houses in Bauchi

The house of representatives has resolved to review the benefit and contribution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to Nigeria’s social and economic development.

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to assist the people of Darazo community in Bauchi State affected by a devastating flood a few days ago.

They appealed for aid to the victims through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the North East Development Commission (NEDC) and other relevant agencies.

This followed the adoption and passage of a motion moved by the member representing Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency, Mansur Manu Soro, at the plenary on Wednesday.

Presenting the motion, the lawmaker said, the devastating flood disaster that occurred in Darazo Town of Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State, destroyed more than 200 houses, farmlands and other sources of livelihood.

Soro expressed concern over the plight of thousands of Nigerians displaced by flooding in Darazo town.

The House, therefore, urged NEMA to provide support to the victims.

It also urged NEMA and the NEDC to engage the Bauchi State Government with a view to resettling those who were displaced by the flood disaster.

The House passed the motion after a voice vote put out by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase, who presided over the plenary.

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