Flood Takes Over The Hometown Of Senate President, Ahmed Lawan
The birthplace of the incumbent Senate-President, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, has been covered by flood as the raining season becomes intense.
This is happening at Gashu’a, the headquarters of Bade Local Government Area of Yobe State.
The residents have lamented how they have to remain in agony every year due to the burden the flood places on them.
The flood has always covered the major roads and other places in the community. Properties are always affected also.
“It is unbelievable that a community that produces the number three citizen in Nigeria is currently in deep distress.” A resident complains
Another resident complained, “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.”
The last census shows that the population of Gashu’a is 125,000, and it is located on 12°52’5″ N 11°2’47” E.
According to the available records, the reason why the town is always flooded because it is on the Yobe River, just a few miles from the meeting point of Jama’are River and Hadejia River. Its average elevation is about 299 meters.