Katsina, World Bank to spend N50bn on flooding – Masari
The Katsina State Government says it is working with the World Bank to spend N50 billion to tackle erosion, desertification and flooding in the state. Gov. Aminu Masari, who made the disclosure during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the money would be provided through the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management…
Flooding: Oyo state to dredge 64 rivers in Ibadan
The Oyo State Government has concluded arrangements to dredge 64 streams and blocked drainage across the state as as part of efforts to prevent flooding. A statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Chief Isaac Ishola in Ibadan on Thursday confirmed the government’s decision. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that…
Cross River, landslide victims seek FG intervention
Cross River State government and victims have urged the Federal Government to intervene in the recent landslide that cut off over 30,000 people of Bumaji community from the rest of Nigeria.
Niger Basin Authority warns of more floods in Nigeria, urges caution
Moses Beckley, while giving the flood alert, revealed that River Niger has reached an orange alert level and any further increase in the water levels could significantly impact on people and property in flood prone areas.
‘23 states, 100 councils to suffer flooding this year’
The Acting Chief Operating Officer of the North South Power Company Limited, Mr. Ugochukwu Chioke, said it was pertinent to alert communities on the risk of venturing into the flood plain for economic activities.
The poverty of Lagos urban planning
Flooding in our tropical environment and especially along coastal planes like Lagos is unavoidable and therefore not surprising in any way.
Enugu moves to demolish structures on water channels
No fewer than 95 buildings including business areas, schools and churches will be pulled down if the Enugu State government carries out its threat to demolish structures built beside water ways, especially in the metropolis.
15 states at risk of flooding, says NASRDA
Also, over two million hectares of land are at risk with potential impact on agriculture and settlements displacement, the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) yesterday warned.