Flooding:  Audu Foundation urges Kogi Govt to provide for riverine Communities in annual budgets.

Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation, New Leaders Donates Relief Materials to Flood Victims in Kogi
Worried by the level of devastation caused by the the 2022 flooding in Kogi state, a Philanthropist Alhaji Shuaibu Audu, son of the  former Kogi state Governor, late Prince Abubakar Audu, has appealed to Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, and the State legislature to make budgetary provision for the prevention and protection of the persons affected by the annual flooding disaster.

Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation, New Leaders Donates Relief Materials to Flood Victims in Kogi
Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation, New Leaders Donates Relief Materials to Flood Victims in Kogi

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.

He also urged  the state government and other relevant agencies to make imputes on how the annual disaster can be prevented and impacts on lives and properties minimized.

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.

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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..

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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 APC candidate said the gesture will go a long way in providing succour and saving thousands of lives, following the havoc caused by the 2022 floods.

The renowned Kogi Woman politician appreciated the efforts  of Shuaibu Abubakar Audu Foundation and The New Leaders relief support for the people affected by ravaging flood in the State.

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.

Ogacheko also said the Shuaibu Audu Foundation, has made  positive impacts in areas of health, education and infrastructural development.

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.

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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.

The monarch described Shuaibu as a true son of his father the late Prince Abubakar Audu and architect of the present Kogi State.

Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu
Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu

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.

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