Sadia Farouk, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, noted on Thursday that, contrary to some perceptions, Bayelsa state is now suffering from floods and is not among the 10 worst-hit states in the country. one.
Farouk made the assertion at a ministerial media briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Group at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
In response to recent claims by Pan Niger Delta Forum leader Chief Edwin Clark that, as Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, she was being treated inhumanely in flood-hit areas in Bayelsa and other parts of the south, she said Jigawa was affected by the current Floods have the greatest impact.
To recall, Clark once said: “We have an inhumane humanitarian minister who is only active in school feeding for school children who are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 lockdown.
“In the midst of a flood-ravaged emergency, she decided to remain uncomfortably quiet. Agencies such as the National Emergency Response Agency could not take active steps. Where is the mother of the nation, first lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari? Her fellow countrymen feel deeply Suffering because without medicine, their children died of starvation and treatable ailments.”
However, Farouk said in his response that the ministry had sent relief supplies to Bayelsa through the Nigerian Air Force.
She said she was not inhumane, noting that flood damage was a national problem and that she was doing her part to the best of her ability.
“Just by looking at me, you can tell I’m human,” she said.