Flood: Bwari boss calls for FG’s intervention

John Gabaya

The Chairman of Bwari Area Council, Mr John Gabaya, has appealed to the Federal Government to intervene in communities affected by erosion and flood in the council.

Gabaya made the appeal while addressing newsmen after visiting some of the affected communities.

He described the incidence as unfortunate and critical, while also calling on both the Federal Government and the FCTA to come to the rescue of the residents.

“We need Federal Government’s assistance because the council, 10 years from now, cannot solve this problem. The erosion has caused serious havoc and this is as a result of the recent heavy rainfall.

“Thank God, there are no casualties but some houses have so far been slightly affected. I must say, the ecological challenges in this council are numerous and so many villages are faced with this problem.

“Once it rains, the rivers and streams overflow and people are automatically cut off from accessing the roads that lead to their businesses or children to their schools.”

He listed the affected areas as Mashafa, Gudupe, Bamboyi and Dankubo villages which, he said, were all connected to the same access road that has become inaccessible at the moment.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) had in its 2019 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction revealed that some cities would be hit by floods this year, including FCT. (NAN)

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