Tuesday 29 August 2023

Cameroon dam flood to hit states in seven days, says FG

                      Dr. Betta Edu

The Federal Government on Monday night confirmed that Cameroonian authorities have released water from Lagdo dam. 

The Federal Government also said Nigerians will begin to feel the impact of the opened dams in the next seven days. 

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Betta Edu stated these during a briefing which President Bola Tinubu directed after the first Federal Executive Council meeting that the ministers should collaborate and proper solutions to prevent mitigate and reduce the negative effect of flooding in affected states. 

To ensure proper coordination, the Minister said her ministry with others ministries will be working with the office of the Vice President and the Nigeria Governors Forum to ensure proper mitigation of the likely impact of the floods. 

The Minister urged State Governments and communities that may be affected by the flood to begin immediate evacuation of their family members and livestocks to higher plain areas. 

She also hinted that the federal government and state Government will provide temporary shelter and other relief items to those that may be affected.

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