From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi
The Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Allah has donated two Ambulance boats and a 20 sitter passenger boat to Riverine communities of Yauri, Shanga and Ngaski Local Government of Kebbi state affected by boat mishap.
The senator who represents Kebbi South Senatorial Zone in the Senate said that, the donation was part of his campaign promises adding more development was still underway for the betterment of the people.
“I donated two Ambulance boats and a 20-sitter passenger boat in order to reduce the suffering of my people and make transportation comfortable to them,” he explained.
Senator Na’Allah had in February , 2018 drawn the attention of the Senate on the recurring boat mishaps in his constituency, saying more lives have been lost than in Benue State.
Na’Allah, while presenting the 20-sitter passenger boats and the other two Ambulance boats (already provided and put to use since 2016) to representatives of riverine villages at the Yauri river bank yesterday, said they are to ease passengers and emergency medical transport of patients including pregnant women and children to hospitals.
“The boats are to serve the transport needs of passengers and patients including pregnant women and children of riverine communities across Yauri Emirate in Kebbi South and neighbouring communities of Niger State,” he said.
Represented by Jabir Abubakar, the Senator said 60 live jackets were already provided for the use of passengers in lieu of the incessant boat mishap that claimed many lives in the area.
While felicitating with the people of the zone on eid-il-fitr, the senator called on the riverine communities to ensure proper care and use of the boats and live jackets.