Executive Secretary Kano State Emergency Management Agency DR Saleh Jili
The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed the death of three people and destruction of 2,250 houses by flood and windstorm in five Local Government Areas of the state within the month of June.
The Executive Secretary SEMA, Dr Saleh Jili, confirmed the incident to Radio Nigeria in Kano.
Dr. Saleh noted that out of the 2,250 houses destroyed, three persons lost their lives, while others were injured during the disaster.
He explained that the affected areas include Rano, Kibiya, Doguwa, Dambatta, and Kiru local government areas
The Executive Secretary said, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has released its Seasonal Rainfall Prediction for year 2022, which depicted high possibility of heavy rainfall in Kano.
He said SEMA had visited the affected local government areas to sympathize with the victims on behalf of Kano State Government and distributed relief materials to alleviate their suffering.
Dr. Saleh Aliyu Jili advised residents in the state to give way for water by clearing drainage system in front of their houses to prevent flooding and other environmental hazards.
“The agency would not relent in its efforts to ensure the protection of lives and properties”
It would be recalled that, last year Kano state emergency management agency (SEMA) confirmed the death of over 29 people, 59 injured and destruction of about 15,000 houses by flood and other environmental hazards from January to October 2021.
The SEMA boss says the agency is working assiduously in collaboration with National Emergency management agency (NEMA), state disaster management committee, public education and enlightenment campaigns as well as local emergency management committees across the 44 local governments of the state to minimize disaster occurrence.
Reporting by Khadijah Aliyu, editing by Daniel Adejo