OrderPaperToday – The Senate on Tuesday directed its Committees on Special Duties, Ecology, Climate Change and Environment to investigate alleged selective response by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to disaster incidences.
Senator Binos Yaroe (APC, Adamawa South) raised the allegation in a motion moved over a flooding incident in October this year that affected various communities in Demsa, Numa, Guyuk and Lamurde Local Governments of Adamawa State.
According to him, some communities were sidelined in the distribution of relief items even after NEMA had been notified.
“NEMA performed a disaster response action by distributing relief materials to communities in Furore, Yola South, Yola North and Girei Local Governments Areas of Adamawa State affected by the floods.
“This intervention by NEMA was not extended to other local governments in Adamawa State along the River Benue valley equally affected by the flood disaster.
“Although the attention of the director-general of NEMA was drawn to the need to provide relief materials to communities of the four local governments in Adamawa State severely affected by the October floods, nothing has been done and NEMA would appear to be selective in its disaster response interventions,” Yaroe said.