Yar’Adua University flooded



Nineteen structures were destroyed on Thursday by a 30-minute windstorm at the Umaru Musa Yar?Adua University, Katsina.

The institution?s Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Sani Mashi, said this in Katsina on Friday.

Conducting newsmen round the affected structures, Mashi said they include the senate building, laboratories, clinic, hostels, ICT centre, auditorium and offices.

“As you can see, my office is also affected, sabbatical quarters of the university are destroyed in addition, many facilities and equipment were destroyed,?? he said.

According to him, no life is, however, lost and no injuries are recorded.

Mashi said that the state government had sent a team to assess the extent of damage to the structures, and urged the government to quickly assist in the reconstruction of the structures.

The windstorm also pulled down many trees, electric poles, billboards, roofs of houses, filling stations and bus stops in the Katsina metropolis, particularly around Dutsin-ma and Kano roads.

It would be recalled that the state Ministry of Environment had advised people in Katsina and Daura towns to prepare for heavy rains and possible floods in May.

The advice was based on the alert received from the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMET) which forecasted heavy rains and floods in the two local government areas.

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