Ward heads in Nguru, Yobe State have alleged that N35million donated as assistance to victims of flood in Yobe state has been diverted. The ward heads said Governor Ibrahim Geidam donated N30 million while Senator Ahmad Lawan added N5m as aide to the victims but that politicians have diverted large chunk of the money with only few people assisted.
Some of the ward heads who spoke with BBC Hausa service said their people are still suffering because of the recent flooding, which rendered them homeless.
One of the ward heads, Malam Isa Dauda Yakubu said “Governor Gaidam gave N30million while Senator Lawan donated N5million to assist the flood victims. “The money is not given to the ward heads to distribute to their people. It is the politicians who divert the money they do not give it to the ward heads. It is the ward heads that know those affected and the victims go direct to them.” He alleged that the few people that got the assistance were not even among the victims.