The Secretary to Adamawa State Government, SSG, Dr Umar Bindir, has claimed that the state has not experienced any solid development project worth N100 million in the past 50 years.
Bindir stated this on Friday in Yola when the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Alhaji Sani Sidi, visited him to commiserate with the state government over the flood disaster that ravaged 15 Local Government Areas in the state.
The SSG said the “Bindow for Social Change “(BSC) is for the benefit of all the people in the state and noted sadly that it was rather unfortunate, that the governor had to tackle natural disasters, insurgency and myriads of challenges which tend to scuttle efforts to bring the state out of the woods.
Bindir, who lamented the near non-development of the state, said the unfortunate incidence of Boko Haram insurgency has further hindered efforts aimed at developing the state which he said has not witnessed any structured development plans.
On the bright side though, the governor said many organisations have now identified with government with a view to lending a hand in the development of the state but still regretted that some organisations have taken undue advantage of the insurgency problem to rip off the state.
“Managing insurgency is becoming a business. Some organisations have approached the government for assistance and never delivered to the afflicted. We want the federal government to intervene and put a stop to such attitude, especially from the NGOs.”
The SSG called on NEMA to work hand in hand with the state government to improve the wellbeing of the victims of flood disaster.
He lauded NEMA, stressing that its assistance have helped to cushion the harsh effect of the disaster as well as ameliorating the hardship faced by those in the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps.
He tasked the federal government on the dredging of River Benue and assured that the state government would be willing to partner with them to achieve result and thus end the annual flood disaster ritual.


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