Governor Mohammed visits communities affected by flooding

Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has visited Gwaram and Bakin Kogi communities in Alkaleri local government area of the state.

The communities recently suffered from flooding caused by a downpour which destroyed 17 houses and affected over 20 others leading to the loss of properties and farmlands.

Speaking at Bakin Kogi Governor Muhammad said the government will engage environmental experts to consider relocating the communities to avoid further loss and risks because of the low topography of the area which made it prone to flooding.

He commiserated with victims of the flooding and ordered the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide them with relief materials to alleviate their suffering.

Briefing the governor on the devastation caused by the flood, the SEMA Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, Alhaji Kabiru Yusuf Kobi, said that precautionary measure should be taken as more rain may cause more damage to the communities.

The governor later visited Gwaram to inspect a bridge which was also damaged by the flood. Governor Abubakar had also earlier last week visited the site of an ongoing repair work at a wash-out and damaged sections on Bauchi-Gombe highway following a downpour at Lariski village, Kirfi local government area.

He promised that the government will construct culverts and rehabilitate parts of the road affected by flooding.

The governor urged the contractor handling the project to complete the work on time to avoid creating hardship to people plying the road as it links many states in the North East.

He said that his administration will also partner the federal government to take care of the damaged parts of the federal highways in the state.

Speaking earlier, the permanent secretary Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr Steven Abubakar, said the intervention was to prevent further damage to the road by flooding.

Source dailytrust

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