Flood: Kebbi State Begins Relocation Of 100 Households
At least 100 households affected by flooding in Dole-Kaina Area of Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi State are to be relocated to a safer place.
Their relocation was approved by the Governor, Atiku Bagudu.
He directed the State Emergency Management Agency to relocate the 100 households affected.
In a statement by his spokesman, Abubakar Dakingari, the governor also asked the agency to provide the victims with food items, potable water, drugs, mattresses,
They are to resettle them in a virgin land.
"Their present settlement is no longer habitable. A permanent settlement should be provided for them on a virgin land so as to avoid a recurrence of the problem,” the statement read.
The spokesman for the Governor said that the relocation became necessary following the overflow of the River Niger and the displacement of more than 100 households in the border town of Dole-Kaina in Dandi Local Government Area.
States bordered by River Niger and Benue are battling ecological problems.
At least 100,000 persons have been made homeless in Benue State as a result of flooding in over 12 local government areas of the state.
There are 23 local government areas in the state.
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