Boat Mishap: Bagudu Pays Condolence Visit to Emir of Yauri

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Gov. Abubakar Bagudu has paid a condolence  visit to the Emir of  Yauri, Dr Zayyanu Abdullahi,  over  the recent  boat mishap and outbreak of epidemic  in the  emirate.

The Chief  Press Secretary to the Governor, Malam Mua’azu Dakingari,  said this in a  statement  on Wednesday  in Birnin Kebbi.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that scores of people were killed recently in a boat mishap and cholera outbreak in the emirate.

Dakingari quoted the governor as expressing concern over  the frequent  boat mishap and outbreak of epidemics in the state.

He, however, assured the emir that necessary measures would be  taken  to forestall further loss of lives  in the state.

Responding, Abdullahi  thanked the governor for the visit and attributed  the last boat mishap to non-adherence to marine safety rules by an operator who had earlier received a warning  of impending storm.

The emir  also urged the governor to look into the issue of  bad  roads in Yauri,  especially between  Koko  and  Yauri,  as well as the challenges of accessing potable water, electricity and medical services at the General Hospital.

Abdullahi further  expressed  concern  over  what he considered  the non-challant  attitude of the Nigerian Inland Water Ways Authority  to removing grasses, trees and stones in rivers, saying this was hindering  effective  water transportation.(NAN)

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Author: Suleiman Idris