- Peter Freeman has urged the Delta state government to come to the aid of residents of Boji Boji Owa in Ika north east LGA
- Freeman, a resident of the area lamented that erosion is causing devastation to the neighborhood
- Meanwhile Joseph Effiong has urged the federal government to provide effective flood forecasting warning systems to mitigate flood risk across the country
A resident of Buzugbe street located at Boji Boji Owa in Ika north east LGA of Delta state has lamented devastation caused by erosion in his area.
Peter Freeman who sent the photos below to Legit.ng said that the buildings are now a death trap for residents.
He consequently called on the government both at the federal level to come to the aid of the people.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Joseph Effiong, an environmental expert, has urged the federal government to enforce building codes and provide effective flood forecasting warning systems to mitigate flood risk across the country.
Effiong made the call in an interview with News Agency (NAN) on Monday, August 12, in Abuja.
He said that proactive urban planning, strict enforcement of building codes and development control regulations were required to reduce flooding and its consequences across the country.
“Frequent floods have led to loss of lives and destruction of property in both coastal and landlocked cities across the nation, particularly where floodplains have been developed without recourse to space standards," he said.
Effiong said that the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency recently announced that Nigerians should be prepared for more floods within the year.
He added that the Annual Flood Outlook report by the agency should be made available to all parts of the country, especially areas where flooding had become an annual occurrence to prepare to people for impending danger.
“I suggest that the agency should be releasing flood forecast and flood early warning report early every year and if possible making it a daily or monthly report," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency called on states to prepare for more flooding due to constant heavy rainfall.
This was revealed by the NIHSA's director general, Clement Nze, on Wednesday, August 7, in Abuja.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng: Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!
Victims of Lekki Flood Rendered Homeless, Jobless Speak to Legit TV