Toto LG Chairman, Hon Aliyu Tashas Orders Regular Clearing Of Blocked Drains To Check Flooding

By Yahaya Idris, Toto

Executive Chairman of Toto local government area of Nasarawa State, Honorable Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas, has ordered the regular clearing of all drains and other water channels in Toto town and its environment to check the perennial flooding of the council headquarter.

The Chairman gave the directive when he led some of his team comprising Vice Chairman of the council, Hon Abubakar Haruna Kwanakis, Supervisory councilor on Works & Housing, Hon. Danlami Usman Dantsoho, Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Toto LG, Alhaji Shuaibu Ahmed Katuka, SSA, on Agriculture, Hon. Idris Irubuke, SSA on Security Matters, Officer Shuaibu Yakubu retired and SSA Media & Publicity Office of the Executive Chairman, Yahaya Idris Toto, said the drains in major roads and streets around the council headquarter is worrisome and called on residents to ensure regular evaluation of drains.

The affected areas are Kofa, Madugu streets, and some link roads and streets around the Toto town.

Tashas, who disclosed his administration’s commitment to check the worrisome and devastating flooding problem in Toto town and other areas, said that the present APC government was determined to find a permanent solution to the ravaging flood.

“There are good drains and water channels in Toto, Umaisha and Gadabuke district its environs constructed by my administration. I am fully aware that constant blocking of these drains and channels was the major cause of the flooding.”

The Chairman, therefore, directed regular clearing of these drains to channel the water to the appropriate channels.

He urged residents to ensure they clear their drainage to ensure free flow of water to avoid flooding in their various streets.

Also speaking, the Supervisory councilor for Works and Housing, Hon. Danlami Usman Dantsoho (Garkuwa) said the Executive Chairman has asked him to be diligent and committed to the directive despite challenges that may be faced in the cause of the assignment.

Chairman of Toto LG, Hon Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas inspecting ongoing clearing of drainage in Toto LG

According to him, the executive directive will not only be carried out effectively but will ensure it is been enforced just as he engaged over 100 workers, and got some heavy-duty equipment, including pickups, pay loaders, and tippers for easy and fast evacuations.”

“The Chairman is working every day to make sure that the ravaging flooding waters have minimal effect on the people and other attract other development to the council.

Global Times Nigeria learned that Toto residents suffered so much as a result of flooding whenever it rains. The property was destroyed, roads and streets were rendered impassable, and even in some cases, people cannot leave their houses.

On his part, Vice Chairman Toto LG, Hon. Abubakar Haruna Kwanakis described the council boss as a man of action and always disposed to reduce to the barest minimum the pains of the people.

Kwanakis said the Chairman’s commitment to achieving the set goal, and residents’ attitude toward the environment must change. They must stop dropping waste into the drains and must ensure they clear their surroundings regularly and evacuate the debris generated to the approved dump site.”

Our correspondent report that hundreds of residents came out to applaud the Chairman’s effort to see to the development of Toto and its environment.

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