We are working towards averting floods for the next half century – Jonathan Reviewed by Momizat on . President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that his administration is working towards averting floods in the country for the next 30 to 50 years. The President gav President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that his administration is working towards averting floods in the country for the next 30 to 50 years. The President gav Rating:
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We are working towards averting floods for the next half century – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that his administration is working towards averting floods in the country for the next 30 to 50 years.

The President gave this assurance in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, when he visited the state to assess the damage caused by flood in parts of the state and also to commiserate with the victims.

In a bid to tackle flooding, he assured the speedy completion of the Kashin-bila dam in Taraba State; the construction of a dam on River Benue and dykes across the country.

While lamenting the condition of the victims, the President also decried economic losses suffered by the victims, assuring that the Federal Government would do everything to mitigate the effect of the flood on their lives.

He noted that the Federal Government had already released N500 million to the state government stressing that this would be disbursed to the victims to assist them to pick up their lives again.

Jonathan also promised the release of funds to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to purchase improved seedlings that would be distributed to farmers across the country, adding that money will also be given to the Ministry of Health to ensure control of water borne diseases like cholera and diarrhoea in parts of the country in the aftermath of the flooding.

He said: “Government is committed to turning your calamity into a blessing. Those of you who lost farmlands would be given high yielding seedlings to make you improve your farm produce. We will help you start new economic lives and pray that you do not suffer from such calamity again.”

He expressed appreciation to developmental partners, non-governmental organisations, faith-based organisations, security agencies and other well-meaning Nigerians for their support to the flood victims across the nation.

 

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    another presidential promise 

  • sotonye anga

    The flood has brought with it challenges and
    opportunities. We can take advantage of the flood to change things for the
    better in Nigeria. I advise every Nigerian to come up with suggestions and ways
    to move forward. The receiver/buffer dams promised by President Jonathan is
    good, they should immediately come up with designs and plans for execution, the
    design should be targeted at harnessing the power of the water to be warehoused
    for electricity generation and irrigation. We have grains stored at various strategic
    grain reserves across the country; perhaps it is time to release them to reduce
    cost of food. Currently we have a Minister of Agric in Person of Dr Adesina
    that understands the job and he is working at solutions with Mr President. We
    need to concentrate efforts at building infrastructures that will support and
    boost our economic growth. The flood caught the nation sleeping, so now that we
    are awake, let us encourage the Government of President Jonathan to serve
    Nigeria better. There is hope for Nigeria!

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