A member representing Gaya, Albasu and Ajingi Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Abdullahi Mahmud-Gaya, has called on the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to flooding in the country.
Mr Mahmud-Gaya made the call on Sunday during a survey visit to areas recently affected by floods in Malamawa village, Gaya Local Government area of Kano state.
The lawmaker, who trekked around nooks and crannies of the village to assess the houses affected by the flood distributed palliatives worth N2 million to the victims.
He lamented that the situation is not only peculiar to Gaya, but also many states in the country.
He therefore called on the Federal Government to aid the affected communities in order to alleviate their sufferings.
“I really feel so sad over the situation. God knows why, and nobody can question that. This is not peculiar to this village only, it is a nationwide phenomenon.
“Let me use this opportunity to call on the federal government to bring a lasting solution to this problem,” he said.
He promised to support farmers affected by the flood with adequate inputs to go back to their farms when the water receded.
He also urged the people of the LG, especially the well-to-do “to be their brothers’ keepers by extending assistance and compassion to the flood victims”.
He also appreciated the state government, through the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, for prompt response to the problem and pledging to support the victims.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that over 300 farmlands were destroyed by flood in the village.