Flood disaster : FG expects plan of action from committee in 90 days
The Federal Government has tasked Presidential Committee on Prevention of Flood Disasters in Nigeria to submit plan of action in 90 days.
The Committee was inaugurated on Thursday, by Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, following the revaging effects of 2022 flood in the country.
Speaking during the inauguration, Engr. Adamu, said the Committee is expected to come up with a comprehensive plan of action for prevention of flood disasters in Nigeria within 90 days, which must be presented to President Buhari.
Adamu, who is also Chairman of the Committee, said emphatically that all members must work in synergy to deliver on the important assignment before them within the specific time, in order to protect national interest.
He urged : “Members of the Presidential Committee being inaugurated are seasoned professionals and bureaucrats selected from various Ministries, States and Professional Organisations.
“I urge you all to consider your nomination to membership of this Committee as a privilege. It is another opportunity to contribute towards safeguarding the lives and well-being of fellow citizens, who otherwise would be vulnerable to devastating effects of flood in the country.”
Members of the Committee include; Ministers of Transportation; Health, Agriculture/Rural Development, Humanitarian Affairs/Disaster Management, Environment, Works and Housing.
Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, at the inauguration of the Committee. In company of Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, Anambra State Deputy Governor, his Colleagues, Ministers of Water Resources – Engr. Suleiman Hussein Adamu, Humanitarian Affairs – HajiaSadiya Umar Farouq, Environment – Barr. Mohammed H. Abdullahi, Health – Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Agriculture and Rural Development – Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, in Abuja.