Kano donates N100m to flood victims

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The Kano state government has announced a direct financial assistance of N100 million to the victims of flood disaster in the state, with a call on the federal government to further alleviate the suffering of the affected communities.
The state Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, stated this during a media briefing held in kano yesterday.
According to him, although Kano is not among the 12 states the National Emergency Management Agency predicted to have intense flooding, the disaster wrecked havoc on many communities in eight local government areas.
He said government was also compiling reports on the extent of destruction from the eight local government areas hit by the disaster to ascertain their value.
He expressed the grief and sympathy of the state government to the families of those who lost their loved ones in the disaster and cautioned the public, particularly those in flood prone areas against building structures on the waterways as it is one of the major causes of flooding.
He further revealed that the situation required collaboration with relevant stakeholders to give necessary support to the state government in managing the disaster.

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