Sokoto - The Sokoto State Government on Wednesday donated 1 000 houses worth N3.8 billion to the 2010 flood victims in three local governments of the state.
The Chairman of committee for the distribution of the houses in Gada Local Government, Aliyu Achida, made this known at Sabon-Gari Tsaro, Gada Local Government, shortly after the distribution.
Achida, also the Commissioner for Commerce, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Goronyo, Gada and Silame Local Governments got 400 350 and 250 houses, respectively.
He said Governor Aliyu Wamakko, inaugurated the houses in Silame Local Government, Governor Sule Lamido, inaugurated the houses in Gada Local Government.
Achida said that the houses in Goronyo Local Government had reached about 90 per cent completion stage.
According to him, the houses were built by the state government to alleviate the suffering of the victims.
The chairman warned the beneficiaries against selling or renting the houses so as not to defeat the gesture by the state government.
The Chairman of Gada Local Government, Altine Kyadawa, commended the state government for providing the needed utilities at the housing estate.
Kyadawa announced that a police outpost had been established in the village to further secure lives and property.
The Secretary of the distribution committee, Adamu Kadadi, said the state government would continue to provide the needs of the people.
Kadadi, who is also the Director of Security, Cabinet Office Sokoto, appealed to the beneficiaries to live harmoniously so as to ensure even socio-economic development of the area.