24 die, 16,625 homes are destroyed within the Katsina flood
the state emergency administration
As many as 24 folks died as floods and storms devastated 34 native authorities districts of Katsina state, the state emergency administration company mentioned. No fewer than 18,245 individuals are mentioned to have been affected by the incident.
Company spokesman Mr. Umar Muhammad advised the Nigeria Information Company that along with the lifeless, a number of different folks have been injured on account of the disasters of various levels.
Muhammad added that 16,625 houses have been broken by the disasters whereas 1,620 farmlands have been additionally flooded in Kafur, Danja, and Ingawa LGAs.
He mentioned land and agricultural merchandise estimated to value hundreds of thousands of naira have been destroyed on account of the disasters.
Muhammad mentioned the company has already assessed the affected houses and farmland to assist the victims. He added that the state authorities will quickly begin distributing provides to assist the victims.
In the meantime, the President, Maj Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), met with the management of the Nigeria Governors’ Discussion board on Friday on the incidence of flooding in numerous elements of the nation.
The President, who chaired the assembly on the State Home in Abuja, inspired governors to satisfy the Minister of Water Sources to seek out options for the issue.
The assembly was attended by the outgoing chairman of the NGF, Dr. Kayode Fayemi from Ekiti State, the brand new Interim Chairman, Governor Aminu Tambuwal from Sokoto State, and Interim Vice Chairman Atiku Bagudu from Kebbi State.
Buhari mentioned the decision has turned compelling given the minister has been “working arduously” on dams and water sources within the nation.
He mentioned the minister might escalate her conclusions to the federal authorities to ease the plight of individuals at the moment being hit by flooding within the nation.
The governors advised the president that lives have been misplaced whereas houses and farmland have been washed away in states like Kogi, Yobe, Jigawa and a few others.
They requested the federal authorities for particular funding.
After talking with the minister accountable, Buhari mentioned a report needs to be submitted “and we’ll see what must be finished”.
Fayemi, whose time period workplace would finish on October 16, collectively thanked the president for his help as governor of Ekiti state and the governors.