Flood: Bauchi Gov Orders Immediate Rehabilitation of Collapsed Ningi -Kano Road

… 3 Persons Died In The Flood

From:Segun Babatundei in Bauchi

Following the recent cut off of the major road in Ningi Local Government area, connecting Bauchi to Kano and other parts of Northwestern subregion , Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has directed the immediate rehabilitation of the road to allow passage of commuters by the next one week.

It would be recalled that three persons were killed after the car they were traveling in was washed away by the flood at Malka village in Ningi local government area of the state.

Our correspondent reports that the flood equally led to the collapse of the road which links Bauchi with other parts of Ningi local government area and also leads to Jigawa and Kano states respectively.

The flood, which left many travellers on the busy Bauchi-Ningi – Kano highway
as well as villages alike stranded was a result of several hours of heavy downpour between thursday night and friday morning.

The Governor while inspecting the level of damage caused by flood as a result of heavy downpour on Saturday directed the immediate rehabilitation of the road to allow passage of commuters in the next one week.

Mohammed said although the road belongs to Federal Government, his administration will not wait for the long procedures to allow continuation of suffering by the road users who are mostly traders travelling to the commercial city of Kano on daily basis.

According to Governor Mohammed, the contract was awarded to a competent firm to ensure timely completion and effective service delivery.

While commiserating with families of the three people who lost their lives as a result of the incident, the Governor also directed the Chairman of Local Government to identify with the victims’ family with a view to providing them with palliative

He used the opportunity to call on the Federal Government to expedite action in arresting similar situation along Bauchi-Jos and Gombe Roads threatening to completely cutting off transportation activities from other parts of the country to the State and Northeastern Subregion.

The Governor also inspected some flood affected areas in the state capital where he directed relevant authorities to provide lasting solution to the problem.

It could be recalled that residents of Fadamar Mada in the state capital staged a peace protest on the need for government to address the devastating effect of flood in the area.

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