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 Mohammed has directed the immediate rehabilitation of the road to allow passage of commuters by the next one week.
The Governor gave the directive while inspecting the level of damage caused by a flood as a result of heavy downpour.
Bala 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 Bala 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 the result of the incident, the Governor also directed the Chairman of Local Government to identify with the victim’s family with a view to provide 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.
Isiyaka Ismail Wunti