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 assessment of damages caused by flood 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.
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.