Jigawa inaugurates 9-member committee on flood disaster

The Jigawa state government has set up a nine-member special committee to assess the recent flood that devastated communities in the state.
Inaugurating the committee, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini said Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar had directed the committee to immediately carryout detailed assessment of the damages caused by the flood in the identified localgovernment and recommend measures to assist the victims and remedy the losses.
He advised the committee to be diligent in the discharge of their assignment by working with the affected local government councils to identify the affected persons and the extent of damages to property and ascertain interventions that would be required.
The committee has the Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture, Alhaji Kabiru Ali as chairman.
This was contained in a press release signed by the public relations officer, office of the secretary to state government, Malam Ismaila Ibrahim Dutse, a copy of which was made available to Blueprint in Dutse yesterday.
Members of the committee include representatives of the ministries of Health, Education, Science and Technology, Environment, Works and Transport as well as the Ministry for Local Government.
Others are representatives from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Jigawa Agricultural and Rural Development Agency (JARDA) and Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Development, while representative of the Research Evaluation and Political Affairs (REPA) office of the Secretary to the State Government is to serve as secretary to the committee.
Responding on behalf of the committee members, the chairman of the committee and commissioner for agriculture, Alhaji Kabiru Ali, thanked the state government for finding them worthy to carry out the task and pledged to justify the confidence reposed on them.
Our correspondent observed that the disaster affected about 13 local government areas where it had wrecked havoc and rendered many communities homeless and destroyed crops worth billions of naira.

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