Kebbi gov mourns three flood victims, donates N50 million
Move to safer places, Benue warns residents
Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris, has condoled with the families of three persons killed by flood at Dakingari, Suru Local Council of the state.Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ahmed Idris, stated that the governor donated N40 million to the flood victims and directed that each affected family be given N500,000.
Condoling the families at Dakingari, yesterday, the governor advised members of the affected families as well as the local council to accept the will of God in good faith. He also sympathised with others who sustained injuries and those whose houses were affected.
Governor Idris directed the council chairman to set up a committee to honestly distribute the money to the victims, and promised to find a lasting solution to the flood.
Also, the governor stopped over at Rijiya Maikabbi village in Dandi Local Council to sympathise with flood victims and donated N10 million.
BENUE State government has instructed residents 12 hours’ downpour in Makurdi, Benue State, has cut off the Joseph Sarwan University, Makurdi (JoSTUM) from the rest of the town.
The rain, which started about 11pm Sunday, left most parts of the state capital flooded, sweeping away residents’ valuables. Worst hit areas of the town include Achusa, Gyado, Villa, Wurukum Market, Genabe Layout, Wadata Rice Mill, Agbohough, Agwan Jukun and Demekpe communities, as well as the busy Oturkpo and Ishaya Bakut roads.
SBS Junction road leading to the JoSTUM (formerly Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi) was also washed away.
Acting Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), James Iorpuu, disclosed that the state government had designated public schools in 22 local councils as displaced persons camps.
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