Kebbi State governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, in a meeting organised by the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC), in collaboration with its Technical Partner, the New Approach, yesterday in the state capital, Birnin Kebbi, called for the dredging of River Niger and de-silting of water bodies, to solve the perennial problem of flooding in the hydroelectric power producing areas.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Babale Umar-Yauri, the governor assured the HYPPADEC of his administration’s commitment to cooperate and support, in order to mitigate the sufferings of communities affected by floods in the state.
”HYPPADEC should take dredging of River Niger into consideration as the dredging will solve most of the challenges of perennial floods in the affected communities in hydroelectric power producing areas, the governor said.
“We don’t want to go into project execution without the inputs of the people. This is a high-level meeting to get a high-level concept on how to address the happenings”.