Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
Apparently disturbed by the devastating effect of erosion,residents of Tambari housing estate in Bauchi metropolis have cried out over rapid erosion destroying many lands and houses in the area pleading passionately to the state and federal governments to come to their aid.
Speaking with journalists on behalf of the residents, the community leader Abdullahi shayibu, Ward heads of Tambari phase 1 and 2 Dr U.U Ningi and Nuuman Umar pointed out that the erosion has continued to pose a great danger to the area every rainy season.
They implored the state and federal governments to tackle the erosion noting that it is being caused by a stream popularly known as ‘Rafin Tambari’ that splashes and invades the land during raining periods.
“The erosion is threatening the whole estate in recent times where plots of lands and houses nearby are submerged annually due to the large volume of water that passes through.
According to them, “Natural and human factors are gradually worsening the situation thereby leading to expansion of the water channel. We attribute the problems to the activities of tipper and pick-up drivers who evacuate sand from the stream for construction purposes while all efforts to address the trends proved abortive.” They stated.
The residents therefore asked the state government to source for funds from the federal government under the ecological funds to embark on a project that could save the area from the environmental hazard. END