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Flood affects 200 people in Katsina

08 October 2014, 18:56

Katsina - The Katsina State Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said 200 people had been affected by flood in the state this year.

The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Hassan Rawayau, disclosed this Katsina at the opening of a 3-day workshop on "Strengthening Sub-National Humanitarian Co-ordination’’.

The workshop was organised by the Agency in collaboration with Coalition of Civil Society for Poverty Eradication (CCSPE), an NGO.

Rawayau said the affected persons were from Bakori and Musawa local government areas, adding that there was no injury or loss of lives during the disaster.

He said the state government had distributed relief materials worth N5 million to the victims.

He said about 4 000 people in 21 local government areas of the state were affected by simialr disaster last year.

The programme coordinator of CCSPE, Peter Egwudah, said in his speech that the group had selected 30 stakeholders for the workshop.

He said the event was organised to prepare participants for effective disaster management.

Egwudah urged the participants to improve their coordination during emergency situations to save lives and property.



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