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Boat mishap: Kano constitute c’ttee to investigate incident


The Kano State government has approved the constitution of a committee to investigate the boat mishap that happened on Badau-Bagwai River in Bagwai local government of the state.

The state commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, who briefed newsmen after an emergency meeting of the council held at the Africa House, Government House, Kano, said the ill-fated incident, which happened on Tuesday, resulting in the death of 29 including men, women and children, is unfortunate.

The commissioner said that the council approved the formation of an immediate investigation committee on the accident to among others, advise the government on how to avert future occurrence.

The committee is to be chaired by the state Naval Commander, Navy Captain Muhammad Abubakar Alhassan.

Others members of the committee are the chairman, Policy, Strategy, Implementation, and Evaluation Directorate, Alhaji Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi; commissioners for commerce, transport and housing, information, religious affairs; representative of the commissioner of works and infrastructure, representatives of the commissioner for local government, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Bichi Emirate, the DSS, Police; and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), while a representative from the Cabinet Office will serve as secretary.





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