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Dutse council resettles 50 flood victims

19 April 2013, 09:02

Dutse- The Dutse Local Government Council of Jigawa said on Thursday that it had distributed plots of lands to 50 families affected in the 2012 flood disaster.

Sunusi Abdulazeez, the Chairman of the council, said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.

Abdulazeez said the gesture became imperative because the victims had lost their houses to the flood disaster.

He said that the families were moved out of their old settlement at Warwade village and allocated plots of lands outside flood-prone areas to enable them to rebuild their houses.

The chairman also said that the council had spent more than N700 000 on the payment of compensation to farmers whose lands were acquired for the resettlement of the flood victims.

''The council has relocated villages and settlements located in the flood-prone areas to mitigate the effects of the disaster.

''We are also encouraging communities on low lands to move to higher grounds or other safe places.''

Abdulazeez added that the council had also distributed food items and other relief materials to alleviate the sufferings of flood-displaced persons.

He said the council, in collaboration with the state government, had constructed drains in Dutse, to control flooding in the area.

He urged the communities to clear drains in their localities as well as desist from erecting structures on waterways, to check the incidence of flooding.


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