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Tambuwal, Sultan visit flood-ravaged Sokoto communities

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, along with Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, have assessed the damage done by thunderstorm and flood in Tudu village and surrounding communities of Dange Shuni local government area of Sokoto state.

Incessant rains and rising water level have left more than 100 homes destroyed while a toddler was reported dead in the village.

Addressing the victims of the disaster, Tambuwal said government has already sent in emergency supply of relief items to the area.

He said in the mid-term, the state emergency management agency will conduct a full assessment of items destroyed to enable government assist the victims.

While praying to God to ensure such calamity doesn’t occur again, Tambuwal said efforts are being made to ensure that all houses to be rebuilt will be strong enough to withstand heavy rains and strong winds.

Meanwhile, Tambuwal has also inspected the Isa-Marnona federal highway which was washed away by flood.

He said his administration will fix the damaged section of the road, and revealed that an assessment team has been directed to visit the site and advise government accordingly.

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