Senator Ishaku Abbo representing Adamawa North Senatorial district has ordered the reconstruction of 46 homes destroyed by gully erosion in his constituency in last year rainy season.
The lawmaker while touring Mubi South Local Government Area of Adamawa State over the weekend, said that the gully erosion which was due to rainfall last year had caused serious refuse dumpsites, saying that the situation poses life-threatening diseases to the people.
He said it was a natural disaster that some poor people lost their homes, noting that more people would lose their homes if nothing was done before the 2020 rainy season.
“I traversed the length and breadth of the erosion site that was turned into a huge refuse dumping site and smelling to high heavens.
“I made up my mind to commit my personal money into this project before ecological fund intervention comes. I arrived at the site with a pay Loader machine to start work on the site.
“Today I am a happy man because I have started doing something for another person. At least, I will have a good night of sleep knowing fully well that I gave someone some hope,” Abbo Said.
He noted further: “leaders are not elected to make excuses, but serve people with all sense of responsibility.
“I am grateful to God who has given me the privilege to interact with the poorest of the poor and visit places that’s usually a no go area for the ruling elite while spending my one month holiday among the people at the grassroots.
“I am happy I didn’t go to Canada as I proposed since February 2019,” Abbo added.
Speaking on behalf of the victims of gully erosion, Mrs, Esther Galadima, a widow, tearfully explained how they were not cared for despite their outcry over the erosion.
She commended the lawmaker for being sensitive to the plight of the commoners while calling on the government to design a place to be used as dumpsites.