Mr Idris Dambazau, Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties says government has completed the construction of 1,500 houses for flood victims in 2012.
Dambazzau said this in Kano on Tuesday that the figure was out of the 3,000 houses it was building for victims in three local government areas.
He said the houses were constructed at the cost of N2.4 billion in Warawa, Kunci and Makoda Local Government Areas.
Dambazzau said the State Government found it necessary to construct the houses so as to relocate the victims from the river banks and other flood prone areas.
He said as soon as the second phase of the houses currently under construction was completed, they would be allocated to the victims.
“We want to settle all the affected persons at the same time. That is why we have not allocated the houses so far completed’’, the commissioner said.
Dambazau urged the victims to be patient as the state government was making effort to ensure that the houses were completed according to contractual agreement.
The commissioner, who declined to give time frame for the completion of the project, however, disclosed that each of the houses cost N800, 000.
On this year’s flood victims, Dambazau said the state government would soon distribute relief materials donated by the National Emergency Management Agency to them.
“The Federal Government recently donated four trucks loaded with mattresses, blankets, plastics and utensils for distribution to flood victims in six local government areas in Kano municipality.
“We are just waiting for the state government’s directive to distribute the materials’’, he said.