From: Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
Bauchi State Government has inaugurated a high-powered Committee to assess the level of damage caused by flood across the twenty local government areas of the state.
This followed the widespread reports of the flood disaster caused by heavy downpour which claimed lives, destroyed Houses, properties and farmlands.
Inaugurating the Committee in Government House Bauchi Wednesday, Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed who was represented by his Deputy Senator Baba Tela charged them to provide a comprehensive reports of all the damages and recommend effective measures of preventing future occurrence.
Governor Mohammed said subcommittees have also constituted to ensure a hitch free disbursement of parliative materials to be secured from both the state and federal governments as well as donor agencies.
The Governor who described incidents of the incesant flood as devastating emphasized the need for timely submission of the report to allow government begins the implementation process.
The Committee which is to be chaired by the state Deputy Governor Senator Baba Tela has Chairmen of all the Local Governments as well as representatives of relevant Ministries Departments and Agencies as members.