We can’t find lasting solution to Lagos, Ogun flood crisis - Jonathan

at 12:13 PM, 21/10/2010 (7 years ago)
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President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the federal and state governments cannot find lasting solution to the flood that ravaged some communities in Ogun and Lagos states some few weeks ago.

Jonathan said this, on Wednesday, when he paid an assessment visit to the affected areas.

The president said this while speaking after he had visited the Oyan Dam being managed by the Ogun–Oshun River Basin Authority.

Jonathan, who arrived at the premises of Gateway Development City in company of the Ogun State Governor, Chief Gbenga Daniel, his Lagos State counterpart, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, and the Minister of Environment, Mr John Odey, in a Nigerian AirForce helicopter, marked NAF-541, at about 4.45 p.m., blamed the crisis on global warming that increased the water level.

“This is a bad period globally because of the high water level due to global warming. We really want to see what we can do; this is a natural disaster that we cannot say we can have a permanent solution to.

“Initially we thought the main problem was from the dam which would have been easier to handle but when we got there with our findings we discovered the problem is not from the dam alone. So it is a bigger problem, he added.”


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