By Mallam Musbahu Magayaki
It’s no longer news that the uncontrollable fire outbreak on Monday, March 21, 2022, in Azare central motor park consumed millions of Naira properties, and others were left casualties.
However, if you can vividly remember, on Friday, April 02, 2021, Katagum Local Government Area’s firefighting truck had a tragedy on its way to an emergency salvage. The occupants of the zone have been lamenting, on top of their voices, over the provision of an out-of-order firefighting truck. Sadly, their tears have not yet been wiped out by the governor.
Since our firefighting truck had an accident that resulted in its damage, the executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, has been playing possum with incessant fire outbreaks.
Since the firefighting system was damaged nearly a year ago, many lives, particularly those of children and women, have been lost due to uncontrolled violent fire outbreaks on properties worth millions of naira.
The people of Katagum LGA and the entire constituents of Bauchi North are completely taken aback by the enigmatic silence of the government. They voted for the governor, expecting him to keep his mind on serving them from the bottom of his heart, regardless of region, tribe, or ethnicity.
We expect our governor to be that good listener leader. But, Governor Bala’s mysterious silence and the way he turns a blind ear to the constant fire outbreaks consuming the lives of innocent people of our LGA signal as if he is not an empathetic leader.
In conclusion, we, the people of Katagum LGA and the entire constituents of Bauchi North, are begging Allah (SWT), weeping and pleading with Him to make our governor empathise with us and wipe off our tears by providing a new firefighting truck for us, amin.
Mallam Musbahu Magayaki wrote from Sabon Fegi, Azare, Bauchi State. He can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org