The residents of Kano are calling on the state government to come to their aid in order to curtail the havoc being wrecked by massive floods. A young man was swept away by a raging flood at an underpass recently built by the state government withing the metropolis – after hours of heavy rainfall. His corpse was recovered after the downpour.
Meanwhile, as part of the measures to rid its metropolis of flooding, the Kano State Government has vowed to remove all building and structures built on its waterways in the state.
This came to the fore following discovery by the state government that some individuals’ properties are clogging the state’s waterways and therefore could lead to flooding.
Commissioner for Environment, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Halilu Dantiye, Makoda, expressed concern about the situation of some houses built on waterways, saying that it posed a lot of risk to lives and property.
He said that Kano had been suffering a lot from flood whenever it rained due to many reasons, including building on waterways, which needed to be addressed.
According to reports, flooding has been one of the challenges confronting the state.
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