4 December 2020 By Philip Ichaba
The Federal Government has called for regular dialogue amongst stakeholders in the Environment Sector in proffering solutions to the challenges of flooding in the Country.
The Minister of Environment, Doctor Mohammed Abubakar made the call in Abuja at the National Environmental Standards and Regulations, NESREA, Fourteenth National Stakeholders Forum.
The forum was convened to discuss the challenges of flooding in the Country and measures to prevent reoccurrence.
The Minister who explained that flooding was one of the biggest environmental problems facing the Country stressed the need for more dialogue amongst stakeholders in tackling the menace.
Doctor Mohammed Abubakar also pointed out that climate change and poor urban planning were some of the major causes of flooding in the Country.
The Director General National Environmental Standards and Regulations, Professor Aliyu Jauro said the agency had been carrying out massive campaigns against indiscriminate dumping of refuse and strict enforcement of waste control to combat flooding.
The theme of the two day event was, “Flood Disasters: An Imperative for Environmental Governance”.