Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Flood: Buhari's Message To People Of Benue

The federal government has promised to dredge River Benue and construct additional drainage systems to combat the menace of incessant flood being experienced in the state.

President Muhammadu Buhari made the promise on Wednesday while addressing the Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) at the International Market camp in Makurdi. Represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the president expressed optimism that the dredging of the river would provide permanent solution to the problem.

He also hoped that the dredging would not only tackle flooding but also creates job opportunities for the youth.

“We need to look at a realistic solution to this problem, the dredging of River Benue is very important in addressing this flood issue and we will do something about it,’’ the president said through Osinbajo.

Mr. Buhari said government was not only concerned about this year’s flood disaster but the 2012 disaster too and would find permanent solution to Benue incessant flooding.

“The intention of the Federal Government is not just to assist flood victims but also to find ways of providing real opportunities to help Nigerians improve their standard of living.”