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Floods ravage Niger State

31 August 2016, 20:15

Abuja - Niger Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has called for federal government intervention to address floods devastating several communities in the state.

The governor made the call when he visited some communities ravaged by flood in Lapai local government where he said the financial challenges impacted on efforts to cushion victims.

Affected local government areas include, Lapai, Shiroro, Muyan, Gurara and Bida. Others are Lavun, Wushishi, Mokwa and Borgu. Four people died in Lapai at the weekend after downpours that affected over 20 villages and overran several farmlands.

Also read: Plateau residents face imminent floods: SEMA

Bello noted the challenges ranged from sub-merging and washing away of houses, public schools, places of worship, farmlands, roads and bridges by flood and deep gully erosion in several communities in the state.

“The solution to the ecological devastation is beyond the state government,” he said.

“I have spoken to the President about our challenges and the need for federal government intervention. I am still going to reach out to the federal government for intervention in tackling future re-occurrence.”

Bello sympathised with the communities and assured them of the state’s support despite the scarce resources.

“The State Emergency Management Agency will come to the aid of the affected people,” he assured. 




- CAJ News


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