Flood: Jigawa Loses N6b Property

Flood: Jigawa Loses N6b Property

The Jigawa State government said yesterday that the state lost crops, animals and houses worth over N6 billion to flood.

Chairman of the state’s committee on flood disaster, who is also the Commissioner for Infrastructure and Community Development, Engineer Abdulkadir Jinjiri Dutse, said over 400,000 hectares of farmland were submerged by water, while 360,000 houses were destroyed. He said a total of 20 people died during the recent flood disaster in the state.

Engineer Jinjiri Dutse lamented that the N400 million donated to the state by the Federal Government is inadequate, saying it cannot cater for three out of the 20 local government areas hit by the disaster.

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