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  • Updated: May 09, 2024

Urgent action needed to combat annual flooding - Gov Namadi

Urgent action needed to combat annual flooding - Gov Namadi

Jigawa Governor, Umar Namadi

Governor Umar Namadi of Jigawa State has underscored the urgency of combating the recurring menace of annual flooding.

This was contained in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Shua'aibu Rabo Ringim, on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the governor revealed this during a meeting with the Commissioner of Environment, Dr. Nura Ibrahim, and other ministry officials.

“Governor Namadi emphasized the need for urgent measures to address the annual flooding menace, which poses a significant threat to the lives and properties of citizens. 

“To this end, he ordered the immediate relocation of necessary materials for the embankment of frontline areas across the state,” the statement read.

The statement added that a nine-member committee has been established to engage with local communities and solicit their support and cooperation in the flood mitigation efforts. 

The statement further added that Dr. Nura Ibrahim, the Commissioner of Environment, along with ministry officials, has conducted an assessment visit to pinpoint areas in need of attention to avert flooding.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Abdullahi Namadi, revealed that collaboration with officials from Yobe State has been established to explore embankment options along the Jigawa State corridor.

 

 

 

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