Niger State government revealed that it has spent more than N300 million on disaster management in parts of the state, since the beginning of the raining season this year.
According to New Telegraph, the government through the Director General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Mallam Ahmed Ibrahim Inga, over the weekend, disclosed this in an interactive session with journalists in Minna, the state capital.
He said the fund was spent on providing succour for the victims till the end of the raining season.
In addition, Inga disclosed that the state recorded heavy flooding in several flood-plain communities in 19 local government areas across the state, where several deaths were recorded when some residential buildings were flooded and farmlands and livestock were also washed away by the raging flood during the period.
According to him, “The money was spent on providing succour for the victims in the area of procurement of drugs, foodstuffs, building materials, including the provision of clothing materials, bed covers, blankets, mattresses, as well as outright cash gifts and provision of temporary camps for victims of such disasters in the upper land areas of the state.”
Source: New Telegraph