Gov. Sani Bello assesses Niger flood in helicopter tour

The Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, on Tuesday visited affected communities ravaged by flood in Mokwa, Lavun, Katcha, Agaie and Lapai Local Government areas of the state.

Mr Sani-Bello, who flew in police helicopter in order to have aerial view of the affected communities and also assess the impact of the flood, called for Federal Government’s Intervention.

Over 50 communities were affected by the flood.

Spokesman for the governor Jibrin Ndace said the governor used the helicopter to assess the situation properly.

“In line with global best practices, flying in a helicopter over areas affected by flood or similar emergency situation allows for a bird eye view or total picture of such devastation.

“The governor had earlier directed the immediate distribution of relief items worth over N60 million to the affected communities in Kede, Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

The governor was accompanied by his deputy, Mohammed Ahmed Ketso; chief of staff, Mikhail Almin Bmitosahi; commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development, Ibrahim Balarabe; special adviser on Special Duties, Umar Alkali and; Director General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency, NSEMA.