Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State has said the erosion control project in Darazo, Bauchi State, would be executed at cost of N1billion by the state government.
The governor stated this when he inaugurated the flood control project in Darazo Local Government Area of the state.
Yuguda said the drainage spanned six kilometres and was constructed at the cost of N1 billion to mitigate the prevalence of flood ravaging the town for decades.
He added that “since the existence of Darazo town, every year with heavy down poor, the entire town gets soaked by flood.
“But today, you can see that with this drainage and the by-pass road that we constructed, it has not only solved the problem of flood; it also decongested the flow of traffic into the town.
“At least the people can now live happily, safely and can sleep with their two eyes closed when there is a down pour.’’
The governor cautioned the people against dumping garbage into the drains. He said local government officials had been mandated to sensitise the people against such acts, adding that the effort was already yielding fruit.
“From the sloping of the drainage, the engineering and the quality of the finishing of the drainage, no matter the kind of garbage put in there, I believe when there is a down pour; it will not wash it away.
“The local government is doing its own best. It had been told to sensitise the public, the residents about the need not to dump in garbage into the drains.’’
The District Head of Darazo, Alhaji Ibrahim Bababa, thanked the governor for assisting the people.
He described the Yuguda-led administration as people-oriented government through the execution of projects that touch the lives of the people.
Bababa told Yuguda that as the district head of Darazo, he would ensure that people do not dump garbage into the drains. (NAN)