From Yakubu Mustapha Minna

National Hydro Electric Power Producing Areas Commission N-HYPPADEC has intervened to construct a new retaining wall at the river Gurara bank causing gulley erosion at Muye to forestall annual flooding that ravaged 38 communities in the area.

Member representing Lapai/Agaie federal constituency at the National Assembly, Abdullahi Mahmoud said this during an inspection tour of the project at Muye in Lapai local government area of Niger state

He explained that this necessitated him to approach N-HYPPADEC for intervention following the collapsed of the initial wall and expected raining season soon next.

Hon. Mahmoud emphasized on the impacts of the flooding on the socio economic activities of the people within the affected communities who have lost their means of livelihood over the years has crippled the socio economic activities of the people of the communities who are predominantly farmers and fishermen.

The federal legislator applauded the commission for the quick response to intervene by accepting to construct a new long lasting retaining wall to prevent the erosion from further causing desaster on the lives of the citizens.

According to him several attempt by the federal Government to provide a lasting solution by constructing a retaining wall that will stand the taste of time prove abortive.

National Hydro Electric Power Areas Development Commission N-HYPPADEC, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa has expressed readiness to construct a new retaining wall to addressed the effect of persistent flooding affecting those communities.

Represented by Director Operation of the Commission Engineer Ilyasu Abdullahi Wara, who identified engineering failure as the major cause of the collapsed of the initial retaining wall constructed to present the gulley erosion.

He explained that providing succor to people in the communities ravaged by devastating effect of flooding is their core mandate, hence the persistent flooding and other forms of environmental degradation are making life unbearable for the inhabitants of hydropower producing states.

The Sarkin Arewa of Muye, Mohammed Ndagi Mahmud who noted that the communities have faced alot of nightmare due to the collapsed of the wall, appeal to authorities to assist them with the construction of a new one in other to end the suffering of the masses and go a long way to reducing the effects of flooding.

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