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Kano sets up 3 flood committees

15 August 2013, 16:04

Kano - Kano State Government on Thursday said it had set up three committees to enlighten people on the importance of clearing water ways and drains, to control floods in the state.

The Director, Operations, State Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SERERA), Abdullahi Minjibir, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the decision followed the recent flood which ravaged 10 of the 44 local government areas of the state.

He said the committees had been mandated to visit all the council areas to ensure effective coverage.

"The committees are also expected to sensitise people to the dangers of dumping of refuse in water ways and drains."

He said the agency had forwarded its assessment report conducted on six of the 10 affected areas to the state government for necessary action.

"We submitted the report on Tuesday to the government as directed by Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso. As at Wednesday, 1 492 persons were affected by the disaster, while property worth N185 million were destroyed during the Friday flood.

"A total of 471 houses were destroyed, while three persons were reported dead and five others declared missing,’’ he said.

He called on well-to-do individuals and corporate organisations to assist the victims as the state government alone could not shoulder the responsibility of providing adequate aid to them.

Meanwhile, the state government said it approved N59 million as medical check-up allowances to the state High Court and Shariah Court judges.

The Commissioner for Justice,  Maliki Umar, who announced this to newsmen in Kano, said the state government had also approved N65 million for the renovation of Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Kano.

Umar said N34 million was approved for the payment of compensation on the houses affected by the proposed expansion of Nuhu Bamali General hospital, Kano.



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