No fewer than seven persons have lost their lives in the flood disaster that ravaged some parts of Kwara state in 2022.
Abubakar Yelwa, the Managing Director, Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission, HYPPADEC made this disclosure on Sunday in Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State.
He further explained that the riverine communities of Patigi Local Government Area are the worst hit by the disaster in the state.
According to Abubakar, 1,300 households and 2,800 persons were affected by the flood disaster.
He further revealed that large hectares of farmlands and houses were also submerged in Patigi.
The commission was in the area to assist the victims with relief materials.
They distributed N50m worth of relief materials to victims of flooding in the state.
The items distributed to the victims included 1,300 matresess, 500 bags of rice, 200 cartons of bath soap and 250 catons of detergents, among others to cushion the effect of the disaster.