Birnin Kebbi – The Kebbi Government will sanction flood victims in Yauri and Shanga Local Government Areas who refused to relocate to the plots of land allocated to them by the government.
Alhaji Hussaini Raha, the Commissioner of Lands and Housing, issued the warning on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi, while speaking with Journalists.
He said that the ministry had allocated 203 plots of 1,000-square metre residential land to the victims of the flood which ravaged the area between 2010 and 2013.
Raha, however, expressed regret that the some of the victims failed to relocate to the land that was allocated them.
He warned that if there was a recurrence of the flood disaster, the government would not bear the burden of those who failed to relocate to the plots allocated to them.
He said that his ministry had identified some flood prone areas in Gwandu and Yauri emirates.
Besides, Raha commended Alhaji Muhammadu Kwaido, the Chairman of the state’s Committee on Resettlement of Flood Victims, for the prudent way he managed the resources meant for flood victims.
He also lauded Kwaido for the “equitable’’ way he disbursed the funds to the victims.
Raha noted that the committee returned N82.9 million to the government coffers after the disbursement of the compensation. (NAN)