Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, Bauchi State Governor Bala has decried how various incidences of flooding cuts-off the state from all axis.
The Governor said most part of Bauchi State is inaccessible at the moment as floods ravaged roads, bridges and culverts, adding that Bauchi is only accessible through one flank at the moment.
The governor said this on Friday during the meeting of the Bauchi State Executive Council at the Council Chamber of the Government House Bauchi.
He said the health implications of flooding plunged Bauchi into an epidemic situation with many families washed.
He said the quantum of devastations flooding caused to citizens of the state is monumental, adding that Bauchi is accessible only through one route as all roads leading to Bauchi from other directions were washed.
“The country is going through a lot of challenges, especially environmental challenges. I have just been told that we are cut off as a state from all the flanks. You cannot go to Gamawa or Zaki from any part of the country except through one road. Most of our roads have been washed – the one from Gamawa to Zaki; the one from Bauchi to Gombe.
“Some families have been washed. My Deputy was in Sakwa and he sent some clips that were so frightening,” Bala Mohammed said.
The government decried the inability of the state to access assistance from the Federal government despite writing several letters of request. “Maybe we don’t write well but this time around I want us to look at it comprehensively because some states are benefitting and at the moment, we don’t even have the resources to carry out remedial measures,” he insisted.
The governor added, “We are even facing an epidemic. We are proceeding to Zaki tomorrow and we must go with drugs and palliatives and anything we can take there. That is the best thing we can do at the moment.”
WikkiTimes recalls that flooding washed Burr-Ningi road Friday morning thereby delinking Burra from the rest of the world.