Buhari okays release of N800m for Bauchi Flood Control

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of the sum of N800 million for flood control in Jama’are Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, who stated this while inspecting the extent of damages caused by over-flooding in the area, said the fund was released under the Ecological Project of the federal government.

Mohammed had requested that the federal government look into the possibility of providing a dam in Jama’are under its water resources strategy to avert recurrences of over-flooding in the area.

Since the rains began, over 100 farmlands worth N100 million have been affected as a result of over flooding in the area.

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