Massive Flooding Displaces 35 Families in Kebbi

August 11, 2011 – Massive Flooding Displaces 35 Families in Kebbi

Kebbi State Government says it will provide relief to 35 compounds affected by flood in Masama community in Gwandu Local Government Area.

Governor Saidu Dakingari, who visited the flooded area on Wednesday, also directed the Sole Administrator of the area, Muhammadu Juli, to embark on the clearance of drains in the town to avoid further loss of property.

He also directed the state urban development authority to commence the clearing of drains and illegal structures in major towns.

The District Head of Masama, Al-Mustapha Masama, told the governor that the absence of systematic drainage system had exposed the area to flood during the rainy season and appealed to authorities to ensure a reversal of the problem.

A cross-section of people in the area expressed the hope that local and state authorities would ensure that the flood was averted through the provision of good drainage.(The Daily Times)