Council Assists Damaged Buildings’ Victims


The Kwali Area Council in
the FCT has rendered monetary assistance to victims of a recent windstorm in parts of the area council, an official said last Sunday in Kwali.
The area council’s Vice-Chairman, Isah Garba, told journalists that the assistance was necessary in view of the victims’ plight.
The windstorm had wreaked havoc in the Sabon Gari community in Gbarara and Kwaita Hausa communities of Kwali area council on Sunday, October  27.
It had destroyed about 39 buildings, as well as a school, church, mosque, farm crops and electric installations.
Garba said a committee was set up to assess the level of damages done by the windstorm and a report was submitted to the council.
“The first step we took was that a council chairman delegation, put together by the chairman himself, Mr Ibrahim Daniel, and which was led by me the vice-chairman as the chairman’s representative, visited the various areas affected.
“The council then used the committee’s report to render its assistance to the victims based on the damages done to their buildings,’’ he said.
The vice-chairman said the report guided the council in determining the level of assistance to render to the victims.
“All the people that were affected by the windstorm have been given assistance based on the level of damage done to them.
“The report brought by the committee set up stated that no life was lost and three persons who were said to be injured have been treated and had recovered.
“So, a substantial amount of money was shared among the victims in Sabon Gari and Kwaita communities,’’ he said.
Garba said officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were present during the ceremony, saying the officials had also assessed the situation in the area.
“We are however waiting for their response and we are confident that they will soon come with their packages to assist the victims too.