Flood devastation slowing economic activities in Hadeija, Emir tells SGF

The Emir of Hadeija, Dr. Adamu Abubakar Maje, has appealed to the federal government to fast track responses on the challenges of flood ravaging some parts of Jigawa state.

He made the appeal during a visit to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, in Abuja Friday.

The royal father lamented the consequences of the recent flooding of some communities in his domain which caused social dislocation among families, disruptions of the school system as well as slowing economic growth due to lose of farm lands and destruction of houses.

“Jigawa state is known for cereal production especially rice, and of course, the state has been contributing to national development through agriculture, majorly paddy rice. We do not want to relent in that direction. It is necessary therefore for the federal government to as a matter of urgency and concern, do something and come to our aid,” the royal father said.

He stated that the visit to the SGF is a distress call and also an appeal to the federal government for urgent action towards rehabilitating the people affected by the floods.

The SGF regretted the incidences in Jigawa and other parts of the country stressing that the phenomenon is an unforeseen circumstances and assuring that government at all levels are trying to salvage the situation.