26 September 2020 by VICTORIA ABAH
The Federal Government has set a machinery in motion to ensure swift take-off of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC).
Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, made this known in Argungu, Kebbi State, while on a sympathy visit to the people of the State recently affected by flood.
The AGF explained that HYPPADEC was established with a view to address the perennial challenge of flooding and manage other ecological issues in the Country.
According to the Minister, in the recent past Kebbi, Kwara, Kogi, Niger, Plateau and other States of the federation have been experiencing annual flooding from the River Niger and its tributaries of
the three hydro-electricity dams in Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro resulting to unquantifiable afflictions including loss of lives,
property, agricultural produce, land degradation, shelters and farms.
The Minister, in collaboration with his two non-governmental organizations, Kadi Malami and Khadimiyya for Justice and Development, donated one point five million naira and one million naira to Argungu and Augie communities , with a promise that the two Foundations would reach out to the affected communities directly and also offer them relief materials.