Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has given insight into how he plans to fix the flooding crisis ravaging the country if elected president in 2023.
Speaking on Arise Television on Monday, Obi noted that the flooding crisis could be avoided by predicting the calculation of rainfall and dredging major rivers to hold the water.
He said, “What will I do to curb this flooding? There’s a combination of things that I need to do. There is the issue of Lagdo dam but even the minister said the rainfall caused the flooding and not the dam. But if you take the average rainfall in the past 20 years — since 2001 — it remains the same, which means it is predictable.
“But the issue is that we have refused to dredge some rivers. We need to dredge the River Benue and Niger from Baro, Niger state down to the Atlantic Ocean. But there’s currently no ability to hold this drainage, and tributaries are also part of what is causing this problem. The rivers are no longer contributing to our economic growth as they should be.The information on this website is for general informational purposes only. PeterObinews makes no representation or warranty, express or implied. This site may contain links to third-party content, which we do not warrant, endorse, or assume liability for. This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democratic, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.