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Flood: Nasarawa legislator calls for urgent intervention

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The Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Chairman House Committee on Urban Development and member representing Awe south constituency Hon Suleiman Yakubu Azara has appealed to government to urgently reconstruct the Azara bridge which was collapsed as a result of flood.

Yakubu Azara who was accompanied by the contractor, Rim Construction Company to ascertain the level of damages caused by the flood in the area made the call on Friday.

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He also symphatized with the people of Azara Development Area over the unfortunate incident and expressed concern on how the bridge linking Azara community with other parts of the world was completely washed away making life more difficult to commuters and residents of the area.

Yakubu Azara expressed shock at the level of damages caused by the flood which resulted to the collaps of the bridge linking Azara and other communities.

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“This is the only road that link Azara to other communities and apart from being endowed with mineral and agricultural potentials, it also border Taraba, plateau and Benue states.

“This is a serious problem, therefore I’m calling on the state government to urgently come to our rescue and thank God we have a listening and hard working Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule who am very confident will do something urgently, Hon Suleiman added.

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Speaking to newsmen at the scene, one of the commuters, Lawan Yakubu Makori attributed the incident to carelessness as according to him, the Azara bridge was gradually being washed away for about four months now.

“Whenever it rains it becomes flood and action has not been taken until it finally collapsed as a result of a recent heavy down pour cutting off the area completely”, the commuter
said.

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