Over 222, 000 persons were affected by the recent flooding in Jigawa state, while 327lost their lives in the disaster.
This was confirmed by the State Deputy Governor, Malam Umar A. Namadi when he received the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on a courtesy visit and presentation of relief materials donated to the State by the Federal Government.
The Deputy Governor commended the efforts of the Federal Government, towards the allocation of more than 300 metric tons of grains to assist the displaced families.
He further announced that the flooding experienced in the State is the first of its kind, adding that the damage done by the disaster is enormous and called on Federal Government and other international agencies to join hands together to prevent its reoccurrence.
He applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his concern and the special allocation of relief materials donated to the victims to alleviate their suffering.
Earlier, DG said he was in the State for the second time, to present relief materials as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The items presented include 15,600 bags of 10kg Rice, 14,400 bags of 10kg Beans, 700 mattresses, 6,500 pieces of mosquito nets, 7,000 children wears, 7,500 bags of cement, 4,000 pieces of women wrapper, 5.600 bundles of roofing sheets, 1,200 bags of nails, 24,000 rubber mats, 8,900 blankets, among other materials.