Flood: Oshiomhole demands expedient use of Ecological Fund

Channels Television  
Updated September 28, 2012

The Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has called on the Federal Government to act fast and make judicious use of the National Ecological Fund in the management of raging flood disasters in the country.

The governor who made the call when the Director General; National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Alhaji Sani Sidi visited Edo State to assess the devastation caused by the flood disaster across the state.

Some of the local government affected by the flood in the state include, Etsako Central, Etsako East and Esan South East. The emergency boss noted that the state government will collaborate with state government to provide a solution.

Governor Oshiomhole noted that the situation in the flooded communities caused by the overflow of the River Niger is getting worse because more communities are being affected and the water level is still rising.

He also stated that there are long term implications as farmlands have been destroyed, domestic animals have been killed and he affirmed that the Federal Government ought to do more than it has done.

The NEMA DG commiserated with the government and people of the state on the losses, both in human and material resources, adding that the flood which has occurred in 23 states of the federation are a pointer to the growing intensity of climate related disasters.