Assembly begs state, federal govt to assist flood victims in Sokoto
Sokoto State House of Assembly has adopted a motion urging governments at all levels to provide necessary assistance to victims of flood disasters in the Tangaza Local Government Area of the state.
The motion on a matter of urgent public importance was moved by Musa Miko (PDP- Tangaza) and seconded by Habibu Modachi (APC- Isa) at the plenary on Tuesday.
According to Mr Miko, the matter arose due to the flood disaster on August 3 in Sakkwai Village of Gongono District of Tangaza LGA of the state.
“The flooding was the first of its kind in 60 years, which resulted in the loss of properties worth millions of Naira and displacement of people.
“The people of the area are predominantly farmers, traders, businessmen and civil servants who contribute immensely to the economic development of the state.
“However, some of the inhabitants of the village had now been rendered homeless.
“Therefore, if nothing urgent is done to rescue the area, there is a likelihood of the outbreak of diseases associated with polluted environment such as cholera,” he said.
The lawmaker added that the gesture was in furtherance of the government’s plan to provide social amenities and bridge the gaps of infrastructural deficit in the state.
He called on the relevant government agencies and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to provide the needed aid to ease the suffering of the victims as soon as possible.
Deputy Speaker Abubakar Magaji, who presided over the sitting, put the motion into a voice vote, and the house unanimously adopted it.
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