Flood disaster is a wake-up call for Nigeria – D.G. NOTAP Reviewed by Momizat on . Discussing the recent flood disaster that rocked major part of the country, a newspaper report said the Federal Government is losing 6.75 billion naira oil reve Discussing the recent flood disaster that rocked major part of the country, a newspaper report said the Federal Government is losing 6.75 billion naira oil reve Rating:
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Flood disaster is a wake-up call for Nigeria – D.G. NOTAP

Discussing the recent flood disaster that rocked major part of the country, a newspaper report said the Federal Government is losing 6.75 billion naira oil revenue to flood on a daily basis.

Looking at technology and flood, the Director General of the National Office for the Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP); Umar Bindir said flood disaster is not a new thing in the world as a lot of countries before Nigeria has had the experience and were able to cope, that is bounce back economically.

The D.G. who was on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily said that it is time for Nigeria to now wake-up in infusing technology into disasters for the economy not to suffer losses like this again.

Watch interview for more details.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CHPPRF4PGBVVHOFCUQBHWV22TE Ife Kafaru

    I think this flood issue is very simple. Over a great period of time, Nature developed various means of conveying loads of water from the in-lands to the coasts. We called them rivers, creeks and water-ways. For centuries, man lived on the banks of these water ways and benefited from the bounty that the water brought. Although they also suffered when the water came raging at certain times of the year or when it reduced greatly at other times of the year, man was content and there was no question of the Greater Good. Then man discovered technology and decided that, the bounty which the water brings is peanuts compared to his grand ambition and vision for the greater good. He figured, if he blocked the water from flowing freely on its way to the coast, he can make electricity to fulfill these ambitions and provide him comfort, far away from the river banks. So he set about Damming the River(s). Constructing a huge obstacle across the river that causes the side up stream to accumulate, overflowing the river banks and flooding any area below the rising water level. While this construction is going on, else where, other men are making other constructions on both sides of the river banks that involve removing soil that prevents the water level from overflowing beyond the river. Some for irrigation purpose, others for sand sale, mineral exploitation of numerous kinds or selfish degradation of the environment. When the water levels upstream rise to such affected parts, laws of Nature dictate that water must flow down a gradient and create is own way. It must continue in this manner until water ceases or reduces at the source. It doesn’t matter that the water crosses cities or forests, it will find its way far into the in-lands, away from the water ways. Whereas, water levels at a Dam may seem normal, there may be severe leakages taking place upstream.

    Just one Dam.

    And I gather that there are over 200 Dams on Nigerian Rivers. Woaow…! Two hundred likely places to drown.

    I also learnt that there are three Dams in Cameroon that discharge their content into the River Benue and one is about to collapse.

    Okidoki…

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