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Flooding: Kano govt to demolish structures erected on waterways

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Kano state government has set up a technical committee that will find out structures built on waterways that often times cause blockages and flooding in the city.

The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, disclosed this in a statement in Kano on Monday.

He said the committee would expeditiously look into the prevailing incidents of flooding, occasioned by the intermittent heavy downpours recorded in the state in the last few days.

According to Garba, government is worried about the occurrence of the floods which have wrecked havoc on the metropolitan area.

He said the committee had been saddled with the task of studying the metropolitan roads, drainage and culverts that are in the state of disrepair, with a view to rehabilitating them and reconstruct new others where possible.

The commissioner expressed concern over the calamity and commisserated with the people who have lost their valuables in the deluge.

He called on the public to bear with the government as everything possible would be done to remedy the situation.



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