The Kano State House of Assembly has urged the state government to provide support for the people who are affected by the recent rainstorm in the state.
The House made the call via a resolution following the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance moved by Assemblyman Murtala Musa (APC-Dambatta) during its plenary on Sept. 1.
Speaking on the motion, Musa said that no fewer than 5,000 houses were destroyed across the 10 wards of Dambatta as a result of heavy rains.
“A woman died and no fewer than 5,000 houses were affected by the disaster, rendering many families homeless. Many people now live in school premises and worship places.
“The affected households are in desperate and urgent need of support; they no longer have homes, they also need food and other necessities,” he said.
In a unanimous vote, the House adopted the motion, describing the situation as one that required urgent attention.
The Speaker, Mr Abdulazeez Gafasa, said it was expedient for the state government to come to the aid of the affected families.
He underscored the need for the government to take practical steps towards averting flooding in the interest of the citizens.
“As a government, we need to repair collapsed bridges and drainage systems; we also need to repair dilapidated roads to ensure free flow of rainwater,” he said.
Regent Times reports that the annual flood outlook of Nigerian Services Agency for 2020 listed Kano State as one of the states which could experience urban flooding this year.