Tumfure, Shango Hamma and Wuro Bando communities in Gombe State have one common enemy and it is erosion.

They have called on the Gombe State Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources to come to their aid.

Members of the communities, who paid a courtesy call on the commissioner of the environment and forest resources ministry, Sa'adatu Sa'ad Mustapha on Tuesday said problems ranging from erosion problem and lack of access road are ravaging their communities.

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The District Head of Tumfure, Zailani Abubakar, who spoke on behalf of the three communities, called on the ministry to come to their aid and assist their communities by putting an end to the lingering erosion.

“We want you to come and help build water ways, culverts and drainages that will fight the kind of erosion problems in our communities.”

The commissioner thanked the community leaders for the visit and urged them to also do their own part by not allowing dumping of refuse or construction of houses on water ways.

“It will also do us all good if you encourage your community members to embrace community mobilization services amongst themselves, because it's not everything that government will come and do for us.”

She promised to take their complaint to the appropriate authority for immediate consideration. 

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