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54 lives lost, 30,356 houses destroyed by flood in Kano – SEMA

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Floods, in 2020 wet season, killed 54 persons and destroyed 30,356 houses in Kano.

The Executive Secretary of Kano State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Dr. Saleh Jili, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Kano.

Dr. Jili said relief materials, which included bags of cement, grain, roofing sheets, blankets, Mattress, and toiletries, were distributed across over 20 local governments.

Earlier in the year, Nigerian Metrological Agency (NiMet) in collaboration with Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency (NIHSA) predicted the likelihood of floods in 20 LGAs of the state.

Local governments affected by the floods included Rogo; Kabo, Gezawa, Bebeji, Kura, Gwarzo, Shanono, Wudil, Gaya, Danbatta; Bagwai, Rimin Gado, Ungogo, Gwale, Warawa, Tarauani, Nasarawa, Dala, Kumbotso, and Kano Municipal

While sympathizing with the victims, the secretary urged wealthy individuals and donor organisations to assist the victims, and called on people to clear water ways to prevent flooding.

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