Victims of the recent ravaging floods in Jigawa State have been assured of the government’s resolve towards alleviating their pains during this trying time.
In the last weeks, floods have swept across parts of the country, tearing down farmlands, resulting in loss of properties and lives.
Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, while sympathising with victims of the flood revealed that the government has ordered relief materials to cater to their needs and ease their sufferings.
The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the governor noted, has also been directed to provide food items, medical supplies and shelters for the victims.
Abubakar made this disclosure on his visit to communities that had been badly hit by the flood in the state. He also visited the Emir of Ringim, Alhaji Dr. Sayyadi Mahmud, to commiserate with him.
Restating his administration’s support for the victims, the governor disclosed that measures were in place to ascertain the extent of the devastation on residents and farming communities.
He said, “We are going to support the victims at the state level and the data we are compiling of the affected victims, including those that lost their houses and farms to the flood, would be forwarded to the National Emergency Management Agency for further assistance.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has since ordered NEMA to intervene and support our efforts, and as you are aware the officials have visited all the communities affected and are forwarding their findings and recommendations to the president”
The Emir, in response, expressed confidence in the Abubakar-led administration, while lauding him for the gesture and show of concern towards the victims.
He said he was confident that the government would play its part in cushioning the effect of the flood on residents of affected areas.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) has assured farmers under its scheme of adequate support, following the destruction of farmlands by ravaging floods in parts of the country.
The Corporation’s Managing Director, Mrs. Folashade Joseph, who gave the assurance noted that insured farmers would only need to make a report to the Corporation before it swings into action.