Sokoto Flood Victims Rehabilitated With N70M


SOKOTO, August 22, (THEWILL) - Over N70 million have been spent in the provision of social amenities to the residents of Gangam community in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State who were sometime ago submerged by flood.

It could be recalled that Gangam village was ravaged by flood two years ago as a result of the construction of Shagari Earth Dam by the federal government which led to the destruction of farmlands, houses, livestock and other social facilities.

Chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu Danjeka told THEWILL on phone that the gesture was aimed at easing the untold hardship of the victims of the flood disaster.

According to him, the council provided the amenities in view of the loss of property and farmlands incurred by the residents of the village."

"The council constructed a one kilometer feeder road and motorized boreholes at the cost of N1.5 million and N10 million respectively," he explained.

He stated that the council also expended N9 million in the establishment of an upgraded dispensary, another N9 million in the construction of a Jumaat Mosque, N30 million in the ongoing electrification project as well as N1.5 million in the construction of an Islamiyya school in the village.

While the council proposed to construct a new primary school in the village in fulfillment of the pledge made to the residents of the area last year, in addition to the 10 upgraded dispensaries constructed by the council, Danjeka stated that the initiative would go along way in reducing the occurrence of gastro- enteritis and meningitis in the area.

He named the benefiting villages as Rinaye, Bandera, Sagai, Jarede, Balanyaki, Gidandangara, Gangam, Horo, Ruganmagaji and Lambara.

He added that the council has spent N98 million in the electrification of five villages namely; Kesoji, Aggur, Rugar Alkali, Marake and Chopel.

The council boss stressed that he will leave no stone unturned to ensuring that flood victims in Gangam village are adequately compensated and provided with requisite social amenities to improve their living standard.