Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro
By Senator Iroegbu
The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro has called on Nigerians to be more compassionate to the plights of millions who are directly or indirectly affected by the flood that have ravaged over 30 states of the country.
Moro, in a statement signed Tuesday by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. George Udoh, restated that the floods that submerged houses, destroyed farmlands across the nation and displaced many families could have affected anybody in the country.
He appealed to Nigerians to do away with the saying that "the unfortunate natural disaster is not their business" and instead be their brother’s keepers as President Goodluck Jonathan continues his states' wide tours of communities affected recently by flood across the country"
“When someone is facing a problem we should not say that it doesn’t concern us, we should remember that when one of us his threatened, we are all at risk so we should learn to be our brother’s keeper, remembering that we were all created by God.
"Let us learn to show the milk of human kindness to our fellow country men and women whenever they are in need," he added.
The Minister also expressed his sympathy with victims of the floods and noted the pains and sufferings the victims are going through.
"I and my family and the entire staff of the Ministry of Interior feel for you at this time of your misfortunes and we pray may the nation never experience such a devastating disaster again," he said.
Moro assured the affected victims that the present administration will continue to do everything possible to ameliorate the impact of the devastating flood, and further called on all Nigerians to complement government efforts in this regards.
The Minister also commended Jonathan's efforts at mitigating the pains of the victims with the inauguration of the National Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation.
He also lauded the quick response of the leadership of the senate under the headship of the Senate President, Senator David Mark, for identifying with the victims at this critical moment in the history of the nation.