By Abba Dukawa
Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu has said that it is imperative for the Gadar Sarkin Kogi at Tiga in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State to be closed for both motorists and pedestrians for their own safety.
He made the statement on Tuesday during a joint assessment visit to the Tiga and Bagauda Dams respectively with the governor of the state Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The minister also explained that the spillway at the two dams are functioning properly, debunking the rumours being spread by some mischief makers that flood had affected Tiga and Bagauda Dams, adding that the level of the water of the dams has not risen.
He directed the Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Development Authority, who are major partners, to continue with routine maintenance of the dams.
On his part, the state governor, who was represented by his deputy and the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, assured of the commitment of the government towards ensuring protection of lives and properties of its citizens.
He further called on the people to desist from spraying fake stories of incidents that have not occurred.
The governor described the visit as a demonstration of concern by the Federal Government to the development of the state, extending his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari through the minister for the timely response.
In attendance during the visit were the Senator representing Kano South Senatorial District, Sen. Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya, commissioners, federal and the state government officials and chairmen of local government areas