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Governor Oshiomole charges FG to make judicious use of Ecological Funds

By on September 29, 2012

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 flood disasters in the country.

The governor who made the call when the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Alhaji Sani Sidi paid a courtesy visit to Edo State to ascertain the level of damage done by the flooding incidents in Etsako Central, Etsako East and Esan South East Local Governments said the state government will collaborate with NEMA to provide a solution.

The Governor said the situation in the flooded communities occasioned by the overflow of the River Niger is getting worse because more communities are affected and the water level is rising.

The governor noted that there are long term implications as farm lands have been destroyed, domestic animals have been killed adding that the a federal Government ought to do more than it has done.

The NEMA DG commiserated with the government and people of Edo State on the losses, both in human and material resources incurred as a result of this ongoing catastrophe adding that the flooding incidents which occurred in 23 states of the federation are a pointer to the growing intensity of climate related disasters.





Source: Channels