Jigawa govt. disburses N3.3 m to 249 flood victims

The Jigawa Government has disbursed more than N3.3 million to 249 persons affected by flood disaster in Guri Local Government Area of the state.

The Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Alhaji Babandi Sale, made this known, when he visited the affected families at Musari village in Guri.

Sale said that the amount was distributed to families whose houses were ravaged by flood in the area.

He explained that some 60 families received N20, 000 each, while 186 other victims were given N10, 000 each.

Sale added that the state government had also donated N30,000 to families of one person, who lost his life in the disaster.

The permanent secretary said that the gesture was to cushion the effects of the flood and assist the victims to repair their houses.

According to him, the state government has adopted effective measures to assist flood victims and control the disaster.

Also commenting, a lawmaker, Suleiman Musa, representing Guri state constituency, commended the gesture, saying that it would alleviate the sufferings of the victims.

Musa urged wealthy individuals to also assist the flood victims.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that dozens of residential homes and farmlands were recently destroyed in Guri, following torrential rain that lasted several days.

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