How to stem flood tops Nigeria-Niger Joint Com­mis­sion meet­ing

Daily Trust - - ENVIRONMENT -

The Nigeria-Niger Joint Com­mis­sion for Co­op­er­a­tion (NNJC) has pledged to em­ploy mea­sures against flood­ing in the two coun­tries.

The Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral of the com­mis­sion, Al­haji Ab­dul­jalil Su­laiman, said dur­ing the re­cent open­ing of the meet­ing of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of ex­perts on Wa­ter Re­sources in Sokoto, Nigeria, that ex­perts have been in­vited to pro­vide the people of both coun­tries with sat­is­fac­tory so­lu­tion to the prob­lem.

The ex­perts were in­vited to come up with rec­om­men­da­tions which will en­able the NNJC to over­come bar­ri­ers mil­i­tat­ing against the eq­ui­table shar­ing of com­mon wa­ter re­sources.

Su­laiman also said that the com­mit­tee was sad­dled with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of ex­am­in­ing and adopt­ing the terms of ref­er­ence of the fea­si­bil­ity study of the Dole-Kaina Area.

This is in “or­der to iden­tify pro­tec­tive mea­sures against flood therein, with a view to pro­mot­ing the de­vel­op­ment of so­cio-eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties” he said.

Mean­while, Gover­nor Aliyu Wa­makko of Sokoto State, rep­re­sented by the Com­mis­sioner for En­vi­ron­ment, Dr Jabbi Kil­gore, ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to the com­mis­sion for its projects de­signed to de­velop and pro­tect people’s lives and property. (Agency re­port)

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