Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has directed the state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to relocate 100 households affected by flooding in Dole-Kaina Area of Dandi Local Government to a safer place.
Bagudu gave this directive in a statement signed by Alhaji Abubakar Dakingari, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.
He also directed the agency to provide the victims with food items, potable water, drugs and mattresses as well as to resettle them in a virgin land.
“Their present settlement is no longer habitable. A permanent settlement should be provided for them on a virgin land so as to avoid a recurrence of the problem,” it said.
He said that the relocation became necessary following the overflow of the River Niger and the displacement of more than 100 households in the border town of Dole-Kaina in Dandi Local Government Area.