The heavy rainfall experienced in Kano last Friday was not only a sign of the commencement of this year’s wet season but also a relief to the biting heat experienced in the state recently.
Although this was supposed to be a blessing due to the hot and dried weather lingering for a very long time.
However, some public schools were affected by the flood, which sacked students and teachers from the premises.
Giginyu Girls Secondary School
The school authority had no option than to send their students home as most of its classes and the school premises were submerged since Friday.
Various School Authorities have promised to look into the situation and take necessary measures to stop the event from reoccurring.
According to a member of the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Malam Basheer Bashir, the blockage of waterways in the area was responsible for the flood.
He said, “This is the first time the school is experiencing such a horrible incident and it is caused by some new residential structures erected around the school recently which blocked the waterways.
“This is the beginning of the rainy season and it has rained only once. What do you expect would happen when the rainy season commenced fully? I think there is a need for the school authority, the PTA and members of the community to do something in addition to what the state government will make to address the situation.”
This is just the first heavy downpour. We hope the government see these issues before the rainy season sets in.