The House of Representatives Urges the Government to Prepare for Impending Flood Disasters
The House of Representatives has called on the Federal and State Governments to be prepared as Nigeria braces itself for another round of debilitating floods which it is feared will wreak havoc on its citizenry.
The early warning signs were picked up by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) in January this year, warning of impending flooding in large parts of the country. With this in mind, the House recently passed a motion of urgent importance brought forward by Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila before his resignation to take up his current position as the president’s Chief of Staff, warning of the devastating effects that the floods may cause.
“Large portions of the country are prone to flooding,”
Therefore, the House has implored the government to take necessary precautions by providing palliatives and interventions that will mitigate the impact of the flood on the ordinary people, particularly those in areas that are most vulnerable. As part of its efforts towards ensuring due preparation, the House has also invited Nigeria National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to brief the house on measures in place in preparation for the floods.