From Yahaya Audu, Bauchi
The people of Zuya community in Lere district, Kwapti fulani, Zari, Zango and Bangu Zari of Kardam ward community and Gital in Bula districts all in Tafawa Balewa Local government council of Bauchi state have cried out for lack of portable drinking water in their communities.
Their cry was made known yesterday by members of the affected communities when a Member of Bauchi State House of Assembly Honorable Aminu Tukur visited their areas in a thank you.
They were passionately saying that they have been abandoned by the Bauchi State Government. “Our children are die of various diseases related to water bone diseases, almost every family have lose a member due to contaminated water. please come to aid, we are helpless”.
Speaking on behalf of youths in Bununu, Chairman Youths Initiative Forum Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Malam Umar Bununu said in the area of youths empowerment and employment Bauchi state Government under the leadership of Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has neglected the youth of the area.
He said the aim of the forum was to create awareness, Unity, Enlightenment and educate the youths on political happening and participation so that they can equally benefited from politics.
He called on the youths of the area to eschew all forms of political bitters and shun violence while urging them to stick to their ideologies.
Speaking on behalf of Zuya community, Chairman Zuya Farmers Association Mr. Maffidin Ayuba said his community is faced with the challenges of portable drinking water, school and absent of clinics.
Making a passionate appealed, Ayuba said they are serious undergoing hardship as they have to go far to access health care, fetch water from the stream and bad road in time of selling their farm produce.
In Gital the district head of Gital Alhaji Umar Aliyu commended Honorable Aminu Tukur for providing them with the only existing solar power borehole in his community which they are holding with high esteem.
He said with the provision of the portable drinking water members of his community would no longer be affected with diseases related to water
He explained that a special committee of elders have been inaugurated to protect the water from sabotage.
Tukur representing Lere/Bula in the Bauchi House of Assembly said he was in their various Communities for a thank you visit and also to hear from them their problems if any with the aim of intervention by elective members from the area.
He commended the people for their roles they play in electing them to represents them both in the state and National Assembly during the 2015 elections saying the remain grateful
He said Speaker House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, Senator Wakili and himself remains much grateful to the people of the area and they are ever ready to assist their communities in areas of their needs.