No less than 50 houses and properties worth millions of Naira have been submerged and damaged by floods in the Gallah Ward of the Agwara Local Government Area of Niger. The Member representing the Borgu-Agwara Federal Constituency in the National Assem...
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No less than 50 houses and properties worth millions of Naira have been submerged and damaged by floods in the Gallah Ward of the Agwara Local Government Area of Niger.
The Member representing the Borgu-Agwara Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Alhaji Jafaru Mohammedi, declared this on Thursday that he had joined the flood victims.
Mohammedi, who was joined by the President of the Agwara Council, Alhaji Nura Kokoli, said he would work with the Council to cushion the impact of the disaster on the people.
"They need our support now, and we will do anything by the great grace of God," he said.
He vowed to submit the flood report to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and on the floor of the House for potential assistance to the victims.
Mohammed, who characterized the incident as pitiful, vowed that the victims would soon receive assistance. He told the victims to take the incident as an act of God and prayed to Allah that it would soon be restored.
The legislature and the chairman of the council have contributed a total of N1 million as a joint initiative to assist the victims.
Kokoli also said that the torrential rain that began in the early hours of Tuesday lasted a few hours, submerging residential buildings, stores, mosques , churches, cars , motorcycles and bicycles.
He said that the flood had also submerged crops, living stocks and poultries, among others. He said that it made many people homeless in the city.
Kokoli vowed to send a flood report to the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) to assist the victims. He then appealed to the citizens of the region not to erect buildings on the rivers to protect against potential recurrence.
Responding on behalf of the flood victims, Alhaji Audu Gallah, thanked the visitors for the donation and promised to utilise it appropriately.