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Kano rainstorm: Rep Dambazau appeals to NEMA for relief materials

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Abuja,June 26,2019 A federal lawmaker, Rep. Shamsudeen Dambazau has appealed to the National Emergency Management  Agency (NEMA)to provide immediate relief materials and other forms of compensation to victims of rainstorm in Sumailia and Takai communities in Kano State.

Dambazau,a member of the ninth House of Representatives,representing Sumailia and Takai Federal Constituency made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday.

He  said the rainstorm which also led to flooding and made 7,000 inhabitants to be homeless ,occurred in Sumailia Local Government on June 17 and Takai  Local Government on June 22.

Dambazau told NAN that the incident had also resulted to loss of  valuable properties, farmlands and houses.

According to him,3,000 persons were affected in Takai LGA while 4,000 people were affected in Sumaila LGA.

The lawmaker said the victims were currently residing in primary schools as temporary shelters, noting that frantic efforts were being made to  support  them.

“Many of the inhabitants, a lot of them  have taken refuge in primary schools as a secondary shelter.

“And over 163 houses were destroyed and all the people has taken resident in primary schools in their areas,” the lawmaker explained.

He said he had also concluded plans to support the victims  in his personal capacity.

“I am limited in what I can do,but I have sent my legislative aides to go and meet with the people in the primary schools and console them.

“We have also assured them,that once we get funds,I will allocate between N5,000 to N20,000 to each of the households depending on the demage incurred.”

Dambazau,who expressed  worry over recurring  flooding  experienced by his constituents over the years, noted that adequate sensitisation of the people on acceptable processes of building should be carried out.

He also appealed to the Federal Government to  assist the victims, given the hardship they currently face. .

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Edited by Julius Toba-Jegede

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