Concerning the recent flood disaster in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State, no fewer than 138 victims has benefited from the N6 million cash donation by the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Yusuf Babura, revealed this yesterday in Jahun and said that the gesture was meant to bring relief to the beneficiaries.
According to Vanguard, Babura said his agency arrived at the list of the beneficiaries after a thorough assessment of the tragedy, adding that “the agency worked in synergy with the local government and community leaders to ensure only real victims benefitted from the intervention.”
Babura explained that the cash relief was donated to only those who lost their houses to the flood, stressing that N25,000 would be given for each room destroyed.
He pointed out that about 20,500 rooms were destroyed in the disaster, in which one victim lost eight rooms. He said: “The flood resulted from Lake Ankama overflow. The state government, through my agency, donated a cash relief of N509,050,000,00 to 138 flood victims.
“The beneficiaries are those that lost their houses during the flood. We are giving N25,000 for each room destroyed.
“However, the governor has already directed the ministries of Works and Environment to work out modalities for a lasting solution to the flood problem in Jahun town.”