Declare state of emergency on flood-ravaged states – Obi tells FG
The Presidential candidate of the Labour Get together (LP), Peter Obi, has referred to as on the federal authorities to declare state of emergency on all states not too long ago affected by flood.
Obi made the decision on Wednesday in Taraba State the place he went to sympathize with the victims of the flood catastrophe.
Obi, who visited the varied areas affected by the catastrophe in Ibi Native Authorities Council of the state, was additionally noticed to have beckoned on the authorities to undertake the worldwide greatest follow that will assist in desilting all its waters to avert a recurrence of floods.
Piqued by the havoc wreaked by floods throughout the nation, he stated, “We’re calling on the federal government to come back with interventions, declare all of the affected states a catastrophe space.”
Believing that it isn’t too late for the federal government to arrest the state of affairs, he argued that “what the federal authorities has to do to cease that is to make sure that the waters are desilted.”
The candidate, who was of the view that water our bodies or rivers must contribute to the wellbeing of the folks, felt dejected that the rivers have change into sources of calamities, the state of affairs which believed will be reversed.
He admonished different presidential candidates to as a matter of urgency droop their campaigns by helping in elevating consciousness relating to the predicaments of floods victims throughout the nation.
A number of communities in Ibi, Lau and Karim-Lamido native authorities councils of the state, it might be recalled have been not too long ago submerged by floods following heavy downpours that lasted a number of hours within the aforementioned councils.