NEWS Flood sacks 15,000 fam­i­lies in Taraba

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Flood has ren­dered over 15000 fam­i­lies home­less in six lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas of Taraba State, Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary, State Emer­gency man­age­ment Agency (SEMA)Mr. Nu­valga Dan­hubu, said.

He told Daily Trust

in Jalingo that the flood was as a re­sult of heavy rain­fall and wa­ter re­leased from the dam in Camer­oun.

Dan­hubu said apart from res­i­den­tial build­ings, sev­eral farm­lands were also de­stroyed by the flood in Kari-Lamido, Gas­sol,Lau,Ibbi ,Ardo-Kola,and Wukari Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Ar­eas.

He

said

both

the

State Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency and the Na­tional Emer­gency man­age­ment Agency (NEMA) have em­barked on sen­si­ti­za­tion cam­paign and alerted com­mu­ni­ties re­sid­ing by the river bank to re­lo­cate.

He noted that re­lo­ca­tion of com­mu­ni­ties from flood prone ar­eas has re­duced the level of dam­age caused by the dis­as­ter.

He said the state gov­ern­ment has re­leased the sum of N50 mil­lion to the agency to pro­vide re­lief ma­te­ri­als for vic­tims of flood dis­as­ter in the state.

The per­ma­nent sec­re­tary added that the fed­eral gov­ern­ment also pro­vided re­lief ma­te­ri­als for dis­tri­bu­tion.

Gover­nor Ay­o­dele Fayose of Ek­iti dis­trib­utes a cheques to one of the land­lords whose build­ing are to give way for Ikere-Ek­iti road du­al­i­sa­tion, in AdoEk­iti yes­ter­day.

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