The State Assembly, Thursday, adopted a motion calling on the State Executive to as a matter of urgency intervene in the collapsed bridge which was swept away eventually by the heavy downpour, which occurred on Monday 4th September 2023 in Bishiri Community, Obanliku Local Government.
In a motion brought before the House by the Member representing Obanliku State Constituency, Hon. Ashaka pius Ashak, noted that “the popular Kaffa Bridge linking Shikpeche and Lishiche Communities in Bishiri, North Ward of Obanliku Local Government Area of the State, collapsed and washed away, after the torrential rain experienced in previous days” which destroys properties worth Millions of Naira.
The lawmaker lamented the difficult situation his constituents will have to go through, considering the strategic location of the bridge which serves as a major route conveying farm products to and from Markets in Obudu Local Government and as well, Tiv Market in Benue State” he added.
Members in their contributions, Called on the State Government to as a matter of importance intervene through its relevant Agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, as well as the State Emergency Management Agency SEMA, to urgently provide palliatives to cushion the hardship currently occasioning by the flood water, as well the rehabilitation the said Bridge.
Similarly, the motion seeks to capture the collapse of more than ten buildings also affected by the flood water,
Addressing the press after plenary, the Member representing Yala11 State Constituency, Hon Ogidi Martins Achadu, lamented the effect of SEMA warnings severally of devastating floods to ravage the coastal Communities, which is currently affecting about twelve Communities in the North Ukelle axis, adding that farmlands, as well as crops worth several millions of Naira, have been swept away leaving their owners with little or nothing to start with.
Achadu noted that houses in the area are built with Mood block and Chuck with cement which has made it easier for the collapse of more than twelve Houses currently.
The lawmaker Called on the relevant Government Agencies to immediately swing into action by providing necessary palliatives to help cushion the effect on victims who are all from Wanihem,l in North Ukelle.