In anticipation of potential floods in various parts of the country this year, the House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to take proactive measures and stockpile essential relief materials.
This call comes following the forecast by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) indicating the likelihood of flooding in certain areas.
Former Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila initiated a motion in the House of Representatives, which led to the adoption of a resolution. The resolution requests the government to provide the committee’s report on the previous year’s flooding in the country.
To further address the issue, the House of Representatives has invited the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant organizations to provide legislators with information on the strategies implemented to mitigate flood risks.
Additionally, the House of Representatives has resolved to collaborate with relevant agencies of the Federal Government to facilitate the relocation of Nigerians from areas most susceptible to flooding.
Furthermore, the House seeks to foster effective communication and cooperation between the Federal and state governments to enhance collaborative efforts in preventing and managing floods in vulnerable areas.