Bauchi — The Federal Government in collaboration with the Bauchi State government is to relocate Madifa and Kore communities in Jamaare and Zaki Local Government Areas of the state as a result of heavy floods that affect the communities every year.
Permanent Secretary of the Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Alhaji Mahmud Garba stated this after a press briefing on how the committee distributed federal government assistance to the victims of the 2012 flood disaster in the state.
“The relocations followed the recommendation of the committee appointed to distribute relief funds to victims of the 2012 flood disaster and critical assessment carried out on the two communities of Madifa and Kore, the Federal Ministry of Environment and Bauchi State government resolved that the two communities should be relocated to another area void of floods”, he said.
Garba said all arrangements had been concluded for the process of relocating the two communities with intervention from Dangote group of companies to construct some houses for the communities.
Briefing newsmen on how the committee disbursed the money, chairman of the Committee Ambassador Adamu Aliyu said not all the money was disbursed, but the committee disbursed N329million to 73,714 victims through their bank accounts.
Ambassador Aliyu said 91,944 persons were affected and the financial value of the loses was estimated at over N2.9million across the 20 local government areas of the state but during distribution they came across duplicated names, as a result of which they have over 73,000 persons which led to a balance.
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