Flood: Kano Donates N100m To Victims, Calls For FG Intervention
By Yakubu Salisu A, Kano
Succor as Kano state government donates N100 Million direct financial assistance to victims of flood disaster in the state while calling on the federal government’s special intervention to alleviate the suffering of the affected persons in the various communities affected.
Briefing newsmen on Thursday in Kano, the state commissioner for information, youth and culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, said “ Even though Kano was not among the 12 states the National Emergency Management Agency predicted to have intense flooding, the disaster wrecked havoc on many communities in eight local government areas of the state.
The state Government is compiling reports on the extent of destruction from the eight local government areas hit by the disaster to ascertain their value” he said
Garba condoled on behalf of the state government with families who lost their loved ones in the disaster and cautioned the public, particularly those in flood prone areas against building structures on the waterways as it is one of the major causes of flooding.
According to the commissioner, the situation requires collaboration with relevant stakeholders to give the necessary support to the state government in managing the disaster.
Over ten thousand homes are estimated to have been destroyed by the flood which has rendered many homeless across the eight local government areas of the state affected.