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Flood destroys 120 houses, farms in Jigawa

Flood destroys 120 houses, farms in Jigawa
August 20
18:00 2016
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Flood has destroyed 120 houses and washed away farms and other valuables worth millions of naira in Jahun local government Area of Jigawa state.

Sai’du Yusif, an All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker representing Jahun/Miga constituency at the house of representatives, made this known to journalists on Saturday after visiting the victims to sympathise with them.

Yusuf said the report from the victims indicated that about 120 houses, foodstuff and other valuables were destroyed by flood.

The lawmaker, who was accompanied by Alasan Doguwa, chief whip, and a National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) official, said he came to assess the level of damages caused by the flood for appropriate action.

The chief whip, who was representing Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, donated N500,000 to the victims to assuage their sufferings.

Yusuf declined comments on his donation, saying “it is between me and God”.

But NAN learnt that he had donated the cash, 50 sacks of maize, 50 bundles of wrappers and 60 bundles of brocade popularly known as ‘Shadda’ to the victims.

He pledged to move a motion of urgent national importance at the house to find lasting solution to the flood that had been ravaging the council annually.

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