Flood aftermath: NGO to repair damaged facilities in Yobe communities

A Non-Governmental Organisation, (NGO) GOALprime Organisation Nigeria (NPON), Tuesday, embarked on sensitisation to repair Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities damaged by flood in Jakusko local government area of Yobe state.

Speaking at the palace of village head of Gasmu, Mallam Lawan Bukar, the North-east WASH officer GOALPRIME Organisation Nigeria, Usman Saidu, said the intervention was aimed at mitigating the risk of waterborne diseases and enhance rehabilitation of WASH facilities damaged by flooding at Gasmu and Gir-Gir communities in Jakusko.

He said through the support of Nigeria humanitarian fund, Goalprime secured fund it would use to render support to victims of flood affected population in Jakusko.

Saidu noted that the intervention would last for 6 months and will focus on rehabilitation of boreholes and latrines that were damaged by flood.

He revealed that other intervention includes water quality test for chemicals and bacteriological analysis, water point chlorination and FRC monitoring and door to door hygiene promotion sensitisation as well as construction of communal latrines.

The WASH Officer also said they are going to do an assessment and ensure that all these wash gabs are covered up.

“We will be setting off the WASH committee where will be provided with technical support on how to carry out the minor operations and maintenance of the boreholes and all the wash facilities by themselves on timely bases,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of Gasmu stakeholders, Ibrahim Hassan Bulama, said many of their people lost their houses.

“We have a lots of problem that are facing the community more especially water and flood.

“Concerning WASH, we have so many latrines that need to be repaired, we are welcoming the Goalprime to come and assist us with that,” he said.