President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of N800 million for rehabilitation of structures destroyed by the recent flood in Jama’are local government area of Bauchi state.
The state governor, Bala Mohammed, who announced this when he visited the people of the affected area at Jama’are river, said the fund was approved under the ecological project of the federal government.
He requested the federal government to look into the possibility of providing Dam in Jama’are under its Water Resources Strategy as part of measures to avert reccurrence of over flooding in the area.
Bala, therefore, cautioned farmers in the area against farming on water ways in order not to be affected by the flood.
The Acting Head of Administration, Jama’are local government, Alhaji Bala Hafizu had earlier said over 100 farmlands, crops worth over N100 million have been affected as a result of the incident.