By Sani Muhammad Sani, Gusau
Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara state has directed the State Directorate of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs to immediately visit Zurmi local government area to assess the level of the damage incurred by the recent flood that ravaged many houses and farm products in some communities
The flood occurred as a result of heavy downpour that lasted for some hours in the local government where some families were rendered homeless.
Matawalle assured that relief materials will soon be provided to all the affected communities as soon as government receives the report of the damage caused by the disaster so as to reduce the sufferings experienced by the victims.
The Governor, who sympathized with the victims said that he was shocked and devastated when he got the sad news and prayed Almighty Allah to avert the recurrence of the disaster in the future.
He also called on the people of the state to ensure total clearing of all waterways in order to avert flood during rainy season.
He added that, the clearing will make the environment more hygienic and accessible to all inhabitants.