Flood sacks 33 com­mu­ni­ties in Niger

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ahmed Tahir Ajobe, Minna

Res­i­dents of 33 com­mu­ni­ties in La­pai Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Niger State have been dis­placed by flood, Daily Trust learnt yesterday.

Mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Agaie/La­pai fed­eral con­stituency at the Na­tional Assem­bly, Mo­hammed Ab­dulka­dir Ma­hamud and his House of

state Assem­bly coun­ter­part for La­pai con­stituency, Adamu Has­san Abugi, told news­men yesterday that 18 of the af­fected com­mu­ni­ties could no longer be ac­cessed as the roads were washed off in the process.

The leg­is­la­tors said the dis­placed vil­lagers were leav­ing un­der de­plorable con­di­tion in pri­mary schools in Arah and Dere within the lo­cal gov­ern­ment area.

They said prop­erty such as residential build­ings, schools, places of wor­ship and farm­land were lost to the flood.

At the Dere Pri­mary School, the leg­is­la­tors as­sured the af­fected com­mu­ni­ties of the sup­port of the state gov­ern­ment.

“We have spo­ken to the gover­nor of the de­gree of dev­as­ta­tion caused by the flood and he (gover­nor) has promised to come to our aid with a view to re­lo­cat­ing our peo­ple up­land. And I know that the gover­nor will not dis­ap­point us,” they said.

They called on ap­pro­pri­ate au­thor­ity to speed up the process lead­ing to the full take off of the Hy­dro-Elec­tric Power Pro­duc­ing Ar­eas De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion (HYPPADEC) as a panacea to ad­dress­ing the prob­lem of re­cur­ring flood­ing of the area.

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