Jigawa State government has set up nine member special committee to undertake detailed assessment of the recent flood that devastated communities in the State.
Inaugurating, the Committee, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini said that Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar had directed the Committee to immediately carryout detailed assessment of the damages caused by the flood in the identified Local Government and recommend measures to assist the victims and remedy the losses .
He advised the committee to be diligent in the discharge of their assignment by working together with the affected Local government Councils to identify the affected persons and the extent of damages to property and ascertain interventions that may be required.
The Committee has the State Commissioner Ministry of Agriculture, Alhaji Kabiru Ali as its Chairman.
This was contained in a press release signed by the public relations officer, office of the secretary to state government Malam Ismaila Ibrahim Dutse , made available to newsmen in Dutse.
Members of the Committee include representatives from Ministries of Health, Education, Science and Technology, Environment, Works and Transport as well as the Ministry for Local Government.
Others are representatives from State Emergency Management Agency SEMA, Jigawa Agricultural and Rural Development Agency JARDA and Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Development, while representative of Research Evaluation and Political Affairs REPA office of the Secretary to the State Government will serve as Secretary of the Committee.
Responding on behalf of the Committee Members, the Chairman of the Committee and also the State Commissioner Ministry of Agriculture, Alhaji Kabiru Ali thanked the State Government for finding them worthy to carry out the task and pledged to justify the confidence reposed on them.
Our Correspondent observed that the disaster affected about 13 local government areas where it had wreaked havoc and rendered many communities homeless and destroyed crops worth billions of naira.