Jigawa government spends N27m to clear drainage
Jigawa Government on Friday said it had spent N27 million to clear drainage in parts of the state to prevent outbreak of communicable diseases. Alhaji Mohammed Wada, Director, Community Mobilization in the state Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Hadejia. He said each local…
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…
How robust climate action can secure food supply
All hands must be on deck at ensuring vibrant and impactful advocacy campaigns on matters of climate change, says AMUSA TEMITOPE VICTOR, an environmentalist.
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.
‘Vacate flood-prone Ogun River plain’
Samuel Babatunde Adejare, who disclosed this in a statement, urged residents in these areas not to hesitate to move to higher grounds once they notice gradual accumulation of rising water as the State is not ready to lose any life during the period.
‘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.
NEMA official advises flood prone communities to monitor sea level
Against the background of the prediction by NIMET that there will be rainfall above average in October, an official has advised communities prone to flooding to always monitor the sea level to avert disaster.
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.