2023 Flood Mitigation and Prevention Strategies
Ahead of the 2023 rainy season, His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni CON. directed Yobe SEMA to ensure measures were taken to prevent adverse effect of the flood especially with the NIMET prediction and findings.
Already SEMA initiated communication with relevant line MDAs responsible for repairs of damaged roads and drinages. Out of the 27 roads/drainages destroyed in 2022 flood, 24 are repaaired/ ongoing and accesible.
Executive Secretary of SEMA on Thursday 4th May 2023, commence a high level stakeholders engagement with Flood prone areas aimed at ensuring measure for relocation and Prevention are fully effected.
SEMA met with Geidam LGA stakeholders to review the modalities and approach to respond to about 15 Communities across 6 wards in Geidam LGA were earmarked for either relocation or Embankment.
The process involves engagement with traditional leaders in both new and old locations, land officers of the affected communities, YSHA memebers, LGA team and other relevant stakeholders.
Bade, Karasuwa, Jakusko, Bursari, Potiskum, Gulani, Gujba and Fune are next to enagge and ensure measure were taken in line with NIMET prediction and 2022 experience