NUJ Seeks Support For Bauchi Flooding Victims

Bauchi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)  has urged both the State and  Federal governments to provide succour to the people of the state who were affected by various incidences of flooding in the state. 

The union, in a statement signed by its secretary  Isah Garba Gadau, after its monthly State Working Committee (SWC) meeting, described the extent of the floods as devastating several communities have been cut off from the state with hundreds of thousands of farmlands washed away while other properties worth millions of naira destroyed.

The most hit local government areas according to the statement include Gamawa and Zaki which could not be accessed now until one goes through Jigawa and Yobe States.
As a result, life in these communities as well as the remaining local governments are continuously becoming very difficult hence the need for urgent government intervention.

Read: Pictorial: Flooding Displaced Bauchi Community

The statement commended Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed for inspecting the affected communities but urged him to take a statewide assessment of the situation for a prompt response.

The union also reminded the governor to fulfil his pledge of reconstructing the State Secretariat of the NUJ which is gradually being dilapidated and urged its members to continue to be objective in their reportage especially now that the electioneering campaigns are fast approaching.

The meeting urged the security operatives to intensify efforts towards combating the increasing rate of house and shop breaking and other forms of social vices within the state

WikkiTimes recalls that more than 13 persons died in various flooding scenes across Bauchi State with many roads, culverts, houses, farmlands and schools destroyed. 

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