The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said no fewer than 14,496 farmlands were destroyed by flood in five Local Government Areas of Kano State.
Director General NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed Habib, disclosed this to newsmen during an on-the-spot assessment tour of some of the communities affected by the flood in Warawa and Wudil Local Government Areas of the state.
The DG said President Muhammadu Buhari directed the agency to conduct an assessment of damages caused by floods and promised to support the victims with relief materials.
According to him, the affected local governments include Warawa, Wudil, Bebeji, Rano, and Dawakin Kudu local government areas.
“Some of the communities include Warawa Gishiri Wuya 1,113 farms, Larabar Gadon Sarki 1,135 farms, Wudil 4,808 farms, Bebeji 1,405 farms, Rano 260 farms and Dawakin Kudu Local Government 5,775 farms were all washed away by the flood.
“That is why we come here with the entire team for assessment. But unfortunately, due to the nature of the road in some of the affected communities in Warawa LGA, we couldn’t access the farms, as some of our vehicles got stuck. We had to return to other places in Wudil LGA,” he said.
He added that the assessment report would be compiled and submitted to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development for onward submission to Buhari.
He said while the agency will provide relief material to the victims, the Federal Government would intervene as soon as possible and support the farmers in a way they can recover the losses.