Flooding: Bauchi gov sad, appeals to contractors

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has expressed concern for  the destruction caused by flooding in  parts of  the state.

One person was killed and over 100 houses destroyed  by flooding on Monday in  Dindima village, Alkaleri Local Government Area of  the state.

 The flooding  also wreaked havoc in  the Liman Katagum, Bauchi Local Government Area.

Hundreds of people have been rendered homeless following last Thursday’s flooding  which destroyed over  300 homes  in Shira and Zaki local government areas.

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In a statement  by  his  spokesman, Dr Ladan Salihu, in a statement  on Wednesday, the governor said he  was saddened by the damage caused by flooding in the state.

The statement said Mohammed  “is deeply saddened by this unfortunate development which has caused devastation to many families”.

The governor  directed the contractors  handling road projects in the state to clear the major drains to prevent  flooding.

 The statement  said, “The governor hereby appeals to citizens to assist in combating the flood by desilting drainage  and avoid piling rubbish at the side of the  road.”

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