At least not less than 300 houses and several other farmlands have been destroyed by floods in Ngalda, Yobe, following the incessant rainfall.
Talkmill has gathered that at least 300 houses, farmlands including schools has been destroyed by flood at Ngalda in Yobe State following the incessant rainfall witnessed at various part of the country.
According to reports gathered from NAN, The state deputy governor Alhaji Idi Gubana, who visited the community on Friday, expressed shock at the level of destruction caused by the flood and promised that the state government will give its support to the victims.
“The level of destruction is devastating; it is quite unfortunate. Government will provide relief materials to the victims,”
He said that Gov Mai Mala Buni, who is currently not in the country has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), to provide food, clothes, mattresses and blankets for the victims.
“The agency will provide 140 bags of rice, 141 blankets, 141 pieces of women wrappers, fives bales of men clothes, mosquito nets, buckets, among others,” he said.
He assured the victims that government would work toward finding a permanent solution to the yearly flood in the area.
“The acting Secretary to the State Government will liaise with the Ministry of Environment and SEMA to work towards relocating people in the affected area to a more secured abode,” he said.
He also commended the community for hosting most of the affected families in their houses.
“You have exhibited a good spirit of brotherliness that is worthy of commendation and emulation” he said.