The Jigawa Government on Saturday said it had awarded contract for the construction of 475 metres drain in the Ringim Local Government Council to check flooding in the area.
The state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Babandi Ibrahim, told reporters in Dutse that the project would cost N66 million.
According to him, the project is in continuation of efforts to check flooding in the area.
Ibrahim said that the contract was awarded to Triacta Nigeria Limited, adding that the scope of the contract included, the construction of embankment, culverts and drain.
“The State Government has constructed various drains, under the first phase of the project as part of measures to control flooding,’’ Ibrahim said.
He said the State Government had also constructed drains and culverts in other flood prone communities across the state to stem environmental degradation.
NAN recalls that four persons died while more than 1,000 houses, farmlands and roads were destroyed across 13 Local Government Areas in the last four weeks.
The State Government had also set up a committee to relocate displaced communities in the flood prone areas.
It also embarked on drainage clearing across the 27 Local Councils as well as sensitising the communities on dangers of dumping waste on drains. (NAN)