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.
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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