President Muhammadu Buhari has assured families affected by flooding in several communities in Jigawa of timely support from the Federal Government.
The president gave the assurance in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday.
He commiserated with families who lost loved ones, farmlands, means of livelihood and property in the ravaging floods in the State.
Mr Buhari also directed the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and other relevant government agencies to urgently assess the situation in the affected areas with a view to providing the needed humanitarian supplies.
While commending the prompt response by the Jigawa State government, Mr Buhari expressed solidarity with them during this difficult time, assuring of the readiness of the federal government to deploy the much-needed assistance as required.
The president stated that he would continue to follow very closely reports of flood situation across the country, and ensure that “relevant federal agencies are well prepared to respond to such disasters and mitigate associated risks’’.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that about 19 people have been reported dead while thousands of houses were destroyed as a result of the flood disaster in some parts of the state.