Alhaji Shuaibu Audu, who is Grand Patton of Shuaibu Audu Foundation, gave the advice recently when he visited victims of this year’s flooding at the various Internally Displaced Persons ( IDP) camps in Kogi state, where relief materials worth millions of naira were distributed to them.
Audu expressed disgust on the inability of the federal and state governments to tackle the menace all these years, only for them to be taking emergency measures for the surviving victims at uncomfortable and inhabitable places
The Grand Patton of the Foundation, emphasized that with the provision in the state’s annual budget for the prevention and protection of the people of the riverine areas, persons prone to flooding will have where to migrate to when the month of the flood approaches.
At the camps of Internally Displaced Persons, Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation in collaboration with a Lagos based NGO, “The New Leaders”, the relief materials worth millions of naira were distributed through Community Leaders to the flood victims.
The Grand Patron of the Foundation who was represented by the Chairman of the Foundation Hon.Daniel Idoko Ogecheko, in his message to the victims at various IDP camps, stated that the materials were just to cushion the effects of the devastation.
At Ibaji local government area, which was completely submerged by the flood, the Foundation alongside the “New Leaders”, provided some food items and other immediate succour to cushion the effects of the devastation caused by the flood.
Hundreds of displaced persons in Lokoja, Ajaokuta, Gadumo, Ganaja and Galilee also benefited from the relief materials and expressed gratitude and appreciation to the Shuaibu Audu Foundation for his care and concern for the less privileged..
Hon. Comfort Ojoma Nwuchiola Egwaba, the All Progressives Congress, State House of Assembly candidate for Ibaji state constituency, joined thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IPDs) to welcome Officials of the Shuaibu Audu Foundation and the New Leaders, when they arrived the devastated Community.
The Shuaibu Audu Foundation was represented by it’s Chairman, Hon. Prince Daniel Idoko Ogacheko and a representative from the New Leaders, disclosed that the materials were worth millions of naira distributed to flood victims across the 3 Senatorial district.
The Chairman noted that the Shuaibu Audu Foundation had over the years commissioned various projects across Kogi State initiated by the foundation, ranging from renovation of schools, provision of potable water, empowerment of women and youths.
Traditional rulers, community leaders, stakeholders, women and youths appreciated the foundation for coming to their aid and pledged loyalty and support to enable it do more.
A Traditional Ruler, the Chief of Ejule-Ojeba community in Ofu LGA of Kogi state, HRH. Ukwuchome Joseph Ugwo, appreciated the foundation and encouraged the Grand Patron to remain focused, resolute and steadfast, and expressed optimism that he will reap the good works he has started.
Responding, the Chairman, Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation, SAAF, Hon. Prince Daniel Idoko Ogacheko said the Grand Patron, Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu is committed changing narrative by ensuring sustainability of his late father’s legacies, in addition to giving priority to his people just as his late father was known for.
Ogacheko advised them to keep championing peace and never indulge in anything that will bring chaos in their communities.