Kano State government has ordered demolition of buildings blocking water flows along the flood-ravaged Kwari market.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.
The statement read, “Kano state Executive Council has approved and direct the immediate marking and demolishing of all existing structures built on Kwarin Gogau stream in the metropolis.
“Also marked for demolishing are drainage lines within and surrounding Kantin Kwari Market with a view to removing all obstacles that hinder smooth flow of both storm and waste water in the area.”
Recently, flooding in the market defaced over 250 shops, destroying textile materials worth millions of naira.
Garba noted that the State Executive Council while receiving the report of flooding assessment at the market, also directed that all temporary structures mounted on top of drainages within and around the market should be removed with immediate effect.
“The council also resolved that desilting and evacuation of all blocked drainages within the market and its surrounding as well as removal of building materials deposited on drainage lines within the market,” the statement added.