As part of efforts to rehabilitate victims of natural disasters like flood, the Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency has said that the State government will build at least three camps to resettle displaced persons in the state.
The Director-General of the Agency, Alhaji Hassan Maccido made this known when he received a four man post-flood Health Risks Assessment Committee set up by the minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, in Sokoto recently.
He said that each of the three senatorial zones in the state would have one of the resettlement camps to cater for the victims of the natural disaster.
According to him, “The camps will have all the social infrastructure to make life easier and meaningful for victims of unforeseen natural disaster.
“These planned camps will have everything required for human inhabitation and they will be replicated in the 23 local government of the state in due course. We want to avoid the usual fire brigade approach to disasters”, he said.
Maccido also stressed the need for timely response to disasters in the nation, saying that the country needs to learn from the developed countries.
He said “we should thank God that we do not have some of the most terrible disasters like cyclones, earthquakes and hurricanes,”.
The agency boss also expressed the state government’s commitment to empowering the agency to discharge its responsibilities, effectively.