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FG orders closure of bridge at Tiga

The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, has called for the closure of the Gadar Sarkin Kogi at Tiga in Bebeji Local Government Area…

The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, has called for the closure of the Gadar Sarkin Kogi at Tiga in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State for both motorists and pedestrians for their own safety.

Adamu made the call during a joint assessment visit to the Tiga and Bagauda Dams respectively with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.

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This is contained in a statement issued by the chief press secretary to the deputy governor, Hassan Fagge, on Wednesday in Kano.

The minister explained that the spillway at the two dams were functioning properly contrary to rumours.

The minister said that the floods did not affect the Tiga and Bagauda Dams, adding that the level of the water in the dam had not risen.

He directed the Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Development Authority to continue with routine maintenance of the dams.

Ganduje, who was represented by his deputy, Alhaji Nasiru Gawuna, assured of the commitment of the government towards ensuring the protection of the lives and property of its citizens.

The governor described the visit as a demonstration of concern by the federal government for the development of the state.

He, therefore, extended his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari through the Minister for the timely response.

It would be recalled that the overflow of the Tiga Dam last week destroyed farmlands, roads and houses, and displaced residents in the areas.