N200m lost to rainstorm in Katsina

Posted by News Express | 21 May 2018 | 967 times

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•Governor Aminu Masari


The Executive Secretary of Katsina Emergency Management Agency Dr. Aminu Waziri said from an interim evaluation, the damages caused by the wind storm recorded week was estimated as a little over N200m. 

Speaking during the presentation of relief materials to victims at Kukar Gesa, Waziri said government is working assiduously to come to the aid of the victims numbering over 1000.

He said, some of the immediate action taken included the securing of rented accommodation to about 30 families in addition to health and other social services being rendered.

He said, the agency is working round the clock to ensure the well-being of those affected.

Meanwhile, Governor Aminu Masari has paid a sympathy visit to all places affected and pledge government readiness to support those affected. 

It could be recalled that the rainstorm had led to the death of 6 persons and injuring many just as over 1000 houses were destroyed.

Most affected areas are Kambarawa, Modoji, Ambassada, Kukar Gesa, Shinkafi 1 and 2, and both Military and Airforce barracks located within the state metropolis. Several schools, electrical poles and farmlands were equally destroyed.

Source: News Express

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