No fewer than 23 persons lost their lives, while thousands of houses and farmlands were destroyed in the recent flood disasters that ravaged Jigawa State, Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Alhaji Muhammad Sidi, has disclosed.
Alhaji Sidi disclosed this during a condolence visit to Governor Sule Lamido at the government house in Dutse. He said NEMA was in Jigawa State to commiserate with the people of the state over the flood disasters that claimed more than 23 lives and destroyed several houses.
He said the agency was working round the clock with the state government to explore long term solutions to flood disaster in the state.
During the visit, the agency donated 12,200 bags of cement, 400 bags of rice, 170 women wrappers, 100 bundles of roofing sheets, and 10 bags of millet, maize, corn, 50 cartons of detergent, 30 cartons of milk and bed sheets and mattresses, among others.
In his response, Governor Lamido thanked the agency for its response to the disaster and urged it to work out strategy that will curtail flood disasters in the country.