Kebbi Flood: Rep, Invest N10m in Evacuation of Drainages

Member, Federal House of Representative Hon. Bashir Mutawale has expanded over N10m on the evacuation of drainages across the Arugungu town.

Addressing journalists at the weekend, the Federal Lawmaker said that after witnessing the flood that submerged houses last week, and seek for the professional advised on how to stop the flood, he now decided to find lasting solutions to the problems by employing youths to start evacuating the drainages and rent some trucks that will packed the waste.

He added that the dumping of refuges had blocked all the movement of the rains in the area which caused the flood and submerged some houses, urging people not to be dumping any waste in the culvert in order to allow free flow of waters.

The Federal lawmaker who is representing Arugungu and Augie Federal Constituency in Kebbi State, also said 150 youths have been trained on the danger of drugs and alcohol Consumptions adding that another second batch is also ongoing in order to make them to be self employed.

He explained further that the training which was in collaboration with the NDLEA and NGOs is to rehabilitate all the political thugs that are been on drugs and alcohol Consumptions in the area.

“I want to ensure that all of them have been engaged in doing one or two things, and they will be settled with money and other equipments such as Tailoring machine,l and others” he added.

The Federal lawmaker appealed to the other stakeholders to complement Government efforts in assisting the people of communities by supporting and empowering the youths and also provide more jobs opportunities to them.

He then called on the social media people to collaborated with the conventional media for the benefit of the peace in the country.

He expressed dismay with the way and manner some social media posted their news without balancing, saying “is good they should be alliance with the conventional media and also they should be trained on how to used the news or practice the profession, most of their acts is unconstitutional.”

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