About 110 houses were destroyed in Zamfara State, when a ravaging flood descended on Zurmi Local Government on Wednesday.
This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Fa’ika Ahmad, on Friday.
The Metrological Agency (NiMet) had predicted that Zurmi and 6 other Local Governments would be affected by floods during this year’s wet season.
“You are aware of recent flood in Zurmi. I led officials of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to the place where we conducted assessment of the affected victims. We thank God no lives were lost, but we recorded 110 affected households,” she said.
Mrs Ahmad said that the state government has donated 330 bags of assorted grains to the victims.
“Each of the affected households received three bags of assorted grains comprising Millet, Sorghum and Maize.”
“We are working to provide building and roofing materials to the affected victims, but we are giving much priority to the needy and the most vulnerable among the victims,” she explained.”
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya, on Thursday also led the state government delegation to sympathise with the victims in Zurmi, where he presented the relief materials donated by the government.
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