Niger State Governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello has revealed that no less than 150 communities within the state have been submerged in floodwater.
The Governor who said this in Minna whereas chatting with Journalists, mentioned 20 out of 25 native governments have been affected on account of a heavy downpour.
He hinged the event on the opening of the spillway gates of the Kainji dam that spilt over 6000 metric litres of water each second in addition to from the Shiroro and Jebba dams.
He lamented that the flood has washed away the N80 billion funding by Sunti Sugar firm within the state leaving the employees and tons of of farmers jobless.
Bello defined that the variety of villages affected was the end result of a report of 4 completely different committees despatched across the state to evaluate the extent of the flood.
“Some individuals are reported to have died because of the incidents. And, We’ve been crying out however nobody seems to be listening to us.”
“That is past our capability. We name for intervention from the federal authorities and Worldwide Companies. We propose the institution of “Particular Intervention Fund” to help the state along with asking the federal authorities to make the Hydro Energy Producing Areas Improvement Fee a actuality. I’ve already began consulting the governors of Kwara, Kebbi, and Kogi States on how to make sure the instant takeoff of the Fee.”
Bello, nonetheless, referred to as the eye of the Abuja Electrical energy Improvement Firm AEDC on the sunshine problem customers are confronted with, within the state, arguing that, “regardless of help from the federal government which embrace granting the Firm mortgage, it has failed to offer meters to customers and as a substitute continues to provide them estimated payments.”
“They AEDC says individuals are refusing to pay for electrical energy consumed however I say they don’t seem to be refusing to pay as a result of they can not pay for what they didn’t eat”
On the street scenario within the state, the Governor warned that if the federal authorities fails to honour its a part of the discount, he could be pressured to close down the roads and let heaven fall.