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Yakowa warns against land allocation in flood-prone areas

03 July 2012, 16:40

Kaduna - Gov. Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State on Tuesday warned officials of the state Ministry of Land against allocating plots in the flood-prone areas.

Yakowa gave the warning while inaugurating the Chairmen of four boards: State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA); Kaduna State Public Works Agency (KAPWA); Muslim and Christian Pilgrims Welfare Boards.

The governor directed the Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA)  to ensure that planning permissions were not given in such areas to avert loss of property.

Yakowa said the state had spent N150 million on the purchase of earth-moving equipment to be used for the construction and rehabilitation of roads.

The governor commended SEMA for its prompt response during disasters.

``The agency will assist not only in providing relief but in bringing measures that can eradicate human-made disasters.”

Yakowa urged members of the Christian and Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards to work hard for the success of the 2012 pilgrimages.

He also advised them to collaborate with workers of the boards to proffer implementable policies to transform the organisations.

The newly inaugurated chairmen included Dep. Gov. Ramalan Yero for SEMA and Commissioner for Works, Sulaiman Richifa, for KAPWA.

Others were the Anglican Bishop of Wusasa, Bishop Ali Lamido for the Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board and Garba Maisukuni for the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.



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