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Jigawa Hires Netherland Experts to Tackle Flooding  

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Muhammad Garba

Jigawa state Government has engaged experts from the Netherlands to help it in finding a lasting solution to the problem of flood in the state.

Speaking during a PowerPoint presentation on various technics that can be employed or adopted as a lasting solution to the problem, Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar charged the experts to work in collaboration with the state technical team in assessing the situation.

He explained that the hired team of experts and professional consultants on flooding management is with the aim of bringing an end to the perennial disaster which clams lives and properties every year in the state.

“Please we want you to come up with projects that are affordable and sustainable for the state.”

Governor Badaru told the team to also see how the  flooding water can be harvested and used for irrigation to strengthen food security and eradicate ate poverty in the state

He then charged the state technical team to make sure they provide all the required information including the history of the area to the experts for effective assessment and solution.

The Governor added that besides the Hadejia river area the experts are also expected to visit other flood-prone areas in the state.

In his PowerPoint presentation, one of the Netherland experts, Mr. Frick Okunde highlighted different technology their company used in managing floods in different countries in the world.

Mr. Frick promises to offer Jigawa state the best techniques in flood management which can save as a lasting solution to the decades’ problems.

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