“When you go around [Jigawa State]we lost about 50 people in the flood,” Yusuf told reporters on camera Sunday from Dutse town, which was carried by local media.
Yusuf said at least 237 houses were damaged in the Balangu area alone, forcing people into temporary camps. Eleven temporary camps have been set up for the displaced, he said.
“This incident is particularly sad because it has become perennial. It is causing serious damage to schools, homes and people’s livelihoods,” Farouq told reporters on camera.
“No quick fix”
“Desilting a river is not a solution to flooding, it’s a temporary solution, it takes a lot of money. If all the budgets of the federal government and Jigawa State are combined to desilt the Hadejia River, we we can’t achieve that,” Adamu said, adding that, “There are no short-term measures to stop the floods, but we can mitigate and give an early warning.”