Na’Allah commences work on 4 jetties for Kebbi riverine communities
Posted by Garba Ahmed, Kaduna | 7 April 2017 | 2,315 times
•Deputy Senate Leader Bala Ibn Na’Allah.
Contractors have been mobilised to site for the construction of four Jetties at Gebe, Yauri, Kawara and Zamare for the purpose of easing transportation needs of riverine communities in Yauri, Kebbi State.
Speaking to the contractors in his office at the National Assembly on Thursday before their departure to Yauri, the Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah, reiterated the need for them to honestly execute the project to design specification.
He urged the beneficiaries of the project to put eyes on the standard of work to be executed.
He added that, Yauri Emirate deserves much more than this infrastructure in view of its sacrifice for the development of this country, especially their acceptance to be relocated under very unacceptable condition for the purpose of establishing the popular Kainji dam.
The DSL lamented that, “despite this sacrifice, the people of Yauri are today without stable electricity and portable water.”
He called on the Federal Government to look into the complaint of this community as there is a growing agitation among the youth which needs to be tamed at the earliest convenience.
The senator has on Saturday, distributed 300 tricycles and 650 motorcycles to his constituents for youth empowerment programme.
Na’Allah said six tractors, 300 tube wells and irrigation pumps, 105 power tiller machines are also provided to farmers association to boost agriculture in the zone, a statement by his media office said.
“A modern fish market, which is the fifth of its kind in West Africa, capable of processing 10 tonnes of fish per day has been built in Yauri LGA to serve the three LGAs in the riverine area of Yauri emirate,” the lawmaker said.
“This is in addition to renovation, fencing and expansion of Komo Unity Town Hall in Zuru, as well as the provision of 536 grinding machine and 870 sewing machines to women in the zone,” he said.
Na’Allah said 63 motorised solar boreholes were also provided to improve water supply in the zone comprising to seven local governments areas of Zuru, Danko/Wasagu, Sakaba, Fakai, Yauri, Ngaski and Shanga.