01 September 2020 by Ebere Ukeje
Towards mitigating effects of flooding across the Country, the Nigerian Hydrological Agency, NIHSA, has advocated better strategies and collaboration in the management of flood disasters in the Country.
Guests on Perspectives, a Kapital FM Current Affairs programme made the call while featuring on the programme in Abuja.
One Of the guests, the Director General of the Agency, Mr Clement Nze while highlighting lack of preparedness as one of the challenges the country faces called for a stronger collaboration between the Federal and State Governments to achieve effective flood mitigation in the country.
“Preparation, is the challenge we face ,the State Governments are supposed to partner with the Federal Government “the Director General stressed.
Mr Nze who explained that flooding was as a result of poor drainage systems and inadequate infrastructure also emphasized the need for strict enforcement of laws and regulations by Development experts in States including the FCT
“Ours is more of advocacy, we inform you this is going to happen to each State and the state has all the necessary legal framework to enforce the necessary steps to be taken and the issue has to do with compliance “Mr. Nze advised.
Also another guest, A Director in the agency, Mr Jabo Stephen said the adoption of preventive measures would mitigate flooding incidents in the country.
Mr Stephen said the preventive action should be geared towards forestalling incidents of extreme rainfall
“If for instance we give the information, we expect people to take the necessary precautionary measures,Mr. Stephen emphasised.