Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has directed immediate provision of food, water, and construction of additional toilets to displaced people affected by the floods in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi.
According to a statement, Saturday by the Special Adviser on media to the governor Yahaya Sarki, the governor gave the directive on Friday while on a visit to commiserate with internally displaced persons whose houses and property were destroyed by the floods in several communities of Bagudo and Kende.
He said Bagudu trekked a long distances to see for himself the extent of damage caused by the floods to houses, government infrastructures like roads and bridges.
He also took the time to console the displaced community members by interacting with them.
Addressing hundreds of flood victims at Bagudo Kudu primary school, governor Bagudu commiserated with the victims over the terrible situation.
The governor said the state government will assist flood victims across the state, to rebuild their houses destroyed by the disasters.
According to him, the state government will however relocate other victims who cannot rebuild their former houses even when the floodwaters recede.
He said the visit was to show sympathy to the flood victims, as well as pray fervently for the Almighty Allah to prevent the recurrence of the unpalatable disasters.
Bagudu also expressed concern that the victims were displaced sequel to the unforeseen and uncontrollable natural phenomenon of the flood.
He said, “We are all concerned with your inevitable plight and President Muhammadu Buhari is sympathising with all of you.