The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has expressed the Federal Government’s commitment to prioritize the Hydro-Electric Power Producing Area Development Commission (HYPADEC) as part of its efforts to address the problem of flooding that has ravaged farmers and communities along riverine areas in the country.
The Minister made this known during a visit to the Emir of Argungu, HRH Sama’ila Muhammed Mera, to sympathize with him and the people of Argungu over the recent flood that has devasted communities in their area.
His words: “The Presidency is doing everything possible to provide palliatives to the victims of the flood.”
He continued, “Special attention will be given to the Hydro-Electric Power Producing Area Development Commission (HYPADEC), to possibly construct dams and reservoirs, as part of the efforts by the Federal Government to curtail the problem of flood in the state.”
The Minister also expressed the Federal Government’s resolve in addressing some of the issues of insecurity in the state and other parts of the country.
The Emir of Argungu, Sama’ila Muhammed Mera, in his comment, thanked the Minister for identifying with the people and assured him that Argungu citizens will continue to support government policies and programmes aimed at making life better for Nigerians.
The Emir further reiterated the need for extra efforts by relevant authorities in enhancing the security of lives and property in the country.