Yakubu Maikyau, the current president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), said help is on the way; especially for his association members who were affected by the recent flood incidents in the country. He said this in a letter addressed to the 125 branches of the NBA all over the country. Maikyau sympathised with affected NBA members and Nigerians at large, and “directed the chairmen of the 125 branches to compile the list of NBA members directly affected by the flood so that NBA can offer some help and bring succour to them and their families.”
Part of the letter reads; “Nothing will ever replace the lives that have been lost, but we can help by joining hands with the relevant authorities to see that some form of material aid is made to alleviate the sufferings of the people; most especially our colleagues.
“As the government, aid agencies and well-meaning Nigerians continue to find ways to bring relief to affected persons, the NBA calls on the relevant authorities to look into the planning of all Nigerian towns and cities with a view to creating or implementing the plan for natural waterways which serve as precautionary measures against flooding.”
The NBA President Further advised Nigerians to follow weather updates, flood alerts, and comply with other recommended safety procedures to ensure that they are not affected by flooding in the coming weeks.