Jigawa Governor Commiserates With Flood Victims, Commissions Road Projects
Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar had Commiserated with victims who lost their farmlands to flood in 2020.
The Governor made the statement at the commissioning of some road projects in Dutse the state capital of Jigawa.
According to him, the state has never experienced such kind of devastating flood.
In November 2020, dozens of residents in the state were left homeless which led to an increase in Malaria.
The chairman of the Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunisation, and Nutrition (ACOMIN) in Jigawa, Baba Ali, confirmed this to Channels Television.
Ali, who is from one of the Local Government Areas (LGAs) worst affected by the flood, decried that hospitals have become congested and people were unaware of measures to prevent themselves from becoming victims of the disease.
“From August this year, Jigawa State began experiencing flood and this displaced so many people, especially around the Hadejia axis; this exposed them to mosquito bites and this is why we are having so many congestions in the hospital,“ Ali said.
He added, “It is in line with this that our organisation is working with the community members to enlighten the general public on how to prevent themselves from mosquito bites and also to access the free malaria control facility provided in the state.”
On his part, the programme manager of (ACOMIN), Auwal Ibrahim, believes residents must own the activities of malaria control in the environment.
He said, “In one community in Auyo LGA, the people contributed money and built a temporary toilet for their health facility.
“In another community at Jahun LGA, the people came together, working as a group to clear grasses and level the ground in front of their facility.”
The Director of Public Health in Jigawa, Dr. Umar Balangu, who also confirmed the situation, said the state government was doing everything in its power to contain the situation.