Senate president Ahmed Lawan’s hometown Gashu’a, the headquarters of Bade Local Government Area of Yobe State gets flooded the flooded with rainfall and the birthplace of the incumbent Senate President, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is in recent time grappling with perennial flooding as the rainy season intensifies.
It is noticed that the flooded has continued in the wee years and become annual disaster, and gradually becoming a burden to its residents.
The flooding is always experienced during the raining season due to consistent downpour resulting in the flooding of the township roads, making them terrible.
The intensity of the flood also leads to damage of Personal property with the community.
An anonymous stated, “Anytime it rains, our dilapidated roads become flooded. We will be cut off from the rest of the town. Year in, year out, we continue to record huge economic loss.”
Another resident also stated that: “It is unbelievable that a community which produces the number three citizen in Nigeria is currently in deep distress”
It was gathered that a move was recently made by the Senate President to facilitate the construction of an 8-kilometre road in the town, but many criticised the effort, saying it is grossly insufficient.
Available records showed that the ancient town is also on the Yobe River, a few miles below the convergence of the Hadejia River and Jama’are River and its average elevation is about 299 meters.
This, perhaps, is some of the reasons why the town is battling with perennial flooding every year with little effort made by authorities concerned to arrest the situation.