Heavy downpour in Kano state north western Nigeria has claimed the live of a woman and left thousands of households destroyed.
The Kano State House of Assembly called on the state government to urgently come to the aide of people affected by the recent consistent heavy downpour across the state.
The call followed a motion of urgent public importance presented before the assembly by the member APC representing Dambatta Constituency, Murtala Musa on Tuesday.
According to the member, no fewer than 5,000 houses were destroyed across the 10 wards in the area within the past few days following heavy downpour.
“I regret to inform you that a woman lost her life, while over 5,000 houses were affected by the disaster, rendering many residents, including women and children homeless.
“Most of these affected people are now sleeping at different schools in the area, relatives houses and also places of worshipping, especially Mosques.
“These affected people are seriously in need of urgent assistance, because they are now homeless, need food and other necessary daily needs,” Musa said.
Voice Of Nigeria (VON) reports that majority of the lawmakers who supported the motion also said such disaster has affected their respective Constituencies.
Recently, NEMA revealed that Kano is among the states expected to experience flash and urban flooding, according to the annual flood warning released by Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) in its annual flood outlook for 2020.
The lawmaker’s has therefore, during the session presided over by the Speaker, Abdulazeez Gafasa called on Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to come to the aide of the affected people.
The house also called on the state government to collaborate with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to urgently intervene.
“We are also calling on the government to take necessary measures on the state to prevent the occurance of such disasters.
“Such measures including the repair of all the collapsed bridges and those in bad condition, reppair of drainages and delapidated roads,” he stated.
He called on Senators and House of Representatives members to seek for the Federal Government’s urgent intervention.
Source: Voice of Nigeria