Thursday, 6 August 2015

Flood Sacks 148 Houses at Sokoto

About 148 hous­es have been destroyed by flood ravaged various parts of Gwada­bawa Local Government Area of Sokoto State. learnt that the headquarters of the local government and Galadunchin-tsauri, Gidan-Dogaza, as well as ‘Yar-Gada villages were affected by the disaster.
The Chairman, Caretaker Committ[post_ad]
ee of the coun­cil, Alhaji Aminu Aya, told newsmen that no life was lost in the incident, adding that most of the victims were now squat­ting with relatives and neighbours pending the rehabilitation of their damaged houses.

‘’The farm produce stored in silos and some farmlands had been washed away, while the extent of damage caused by the disaster had been conservatively put at mil­lions of naira,” he added.

The chairman dis­closed that the council had set up a seven-mem­ber committee, which had assessed the extent of damage caused by the floods.
‘’We have reported the disaster to the state gov­ernment through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). We are, therefore, appealing to the state and federal governments to come to the aid of the victims as they had lost everything they had before the di­saster struck.
“In the meantime, we have earmarked N820,000 for the imme­diate purchase of assort­ed relief materials to be donated to the victims,” he said.
One of the victim[post_ad]
s, Bu­hari Alhassan, expressed happiness that there was no loss of life, and ap­pealed to the state and federal governments, as well as other donor agen­cies to assist them.



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