Floodings: Bauchi govt seeks FG’s quick intervention
Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi state on Saturday called on the Federal Government to come to the aid of the state government in tackling the menace of perennial flooding in parts of the state, leading to loss of lives and property.
This call was made by the governor when he visited Ningi, the headquarters of Ningi Local Government Area of the state, for an on-the-spot assessment of the damages caused by flooding in the area on Friday.
Recall that there was a heavy rainfall between Thursday night and Friday morning which resulted to flooding in the area, leading to the collapse of the Gadan Maiwa, rafin malka with two persons feared to have lose their lives in the flooding. Many houses and farmlands were also destroyed.
According to the governor, not less that N10 billion would be needed to fix drainages in the state with a view to preventing a recurrence as well as fix the damages caused by the heavy downpour which led to the flooding.
“We have challenges in almost all parts of the state as a result of heavy rain. The state government will do all drainages in all the local government areas in state, while the Federal Government should do all those in the town,” the governor said.
He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency to come to assistance of the state in tackling floodings and promised to provide assistance for victims of floodings in the area.
Governor Mohammed called on the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to quickly mobilise in order to repair the damages done on federal roads in the state by heavy rainfalls, listing such roads in Ningi, Nabardo, Maiduguri-Soro, Gombe-Kirfi, among others.