Se­nate seeks stake­hold­ers’ sum­mit on flood

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

The Se­nate yes­ter­day called on the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to con­vene a stake­hold­ers’ meet­ing to xray the re­cur­ring flood dis­as­ters around the coun­try with a view to prof­fer­ing con­crete so­lu­tions.

The Se­nate said this would go a long way in ad­dress­ing the flood dis­as­ters that have rav­aged dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try.

Mem­bers of the Red Cham­ber also urged the Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (NEMA) to pro­vide relief ma­te­ri­als for vic­tims of flood across var­i­ous states of the coun­try.

They also urged the Fed­eral Min­istry of Wa­ter Re­sources to re­ha­bil­i­tate ex­ist­ing dams to be able to take in flood wa­ters, com­mend­ing NEMA and other rel­e­vant agen­cies for cre­at­ing aware­ness that helped in re­duc­ing ca­su­alty level.

The res­o­lu­tions fol­lowed the adop­tion of a mo­tion spon­sored by 99 se­na­tors led by Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano) and Stella Od­uah (PDP, Anam­bra).

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