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Flood sacks 60 communities in Niger

By: dayan (M) |Time : October 09, 2016, 08:49:23 AM


About 60 communities in Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger State along the plains of River Niger and its tributaries have been sacked by flood.
According to the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), the breakdown of the figure shows that 34 communities were affected by the flood in Jagi ward, 11 at Moregi ward and 15 in Gbara respectively.
The latest incident brings the number of communities reportedly sacked by flood to 83 with 23 earlier affected in Lapai Local Government Area. The Lapai incident claimed four lives.
Daily Trust on Sunday learnt that communities in Shiroro, Muyan, Gurara and Bida, Lavun, Wushishi, Mokwa and Borgu local government areas were also affected by the flood.
 Our correspondent reports that Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, who was to visit to the affected communities on Thursday, had to terminate the journey at Guza, as it was impossible to travel through the area.
The governor had to address representatives of the communities at Guza, where he also directed the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) to facilitate relief materials to the people and also ensure their temporary resettlement.
The spokesman of Ketso, one of the communities affected by the flood, Hassan Umar, assured the governor of the peoples’ cooperation.
Umar said the communities would have long relocated to avoid the recurring danger posed by the rampaging flood but were constrained by issues relating to land documentation among others.
 
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Re: Flood sacks 60 communities in Niger

By: Adenosine (M) |Time : October 09, 2016, 10:37:22 AM
This flood is going to be serious this year. The same thing in lagos here, some people have left their houses because of this flood.

Re: Flood sacks 60 communities in Niger

By: naijarian (F) |Time : October 09, 2016, 01:17:20 PM
Man made disaster, I wonder if we can help make this less drastic. We really need to be more careful with our drainages though, I think it added to the drastic level of the ones that was experienced in Lagos.

Re: Flood sacks 60 communities in Niger

By: Adenosine (M) |Time : October 09, 2016, 03:43:47 PM
Man made disaster, I wonder if we can help make this less drastic. We really need to be more careful with our drainages though, I think it added to the drastic level of the ones that was experienced in Lagos.
They have blocked all the drainage paths and sand filled them to build houses on them. The serious rain is yet to fall, wondering how those people will cope.

Re: Flood sacks 60 communities in Niger

By: naijarian (F) |Time : October 09, 2016, 06:00:56 PM
They have blocked all the drainage paths and sand filled them to build houses on them. The serious rain is yet to fall, wondering how those people will cope.
Abi oo. I no pity them, cos they are the architect of their own issh. How can you block a drainage all in d name say you wanna live in lasgidi by all means.

Reminds me of the fela song.
Suffer suffer for what.. Amen!!

Re: Flood sacks 60 communities in Niger

By: Adenosine (M) |Time : October 09, 2016, 08:29:26 PM
Abi oo. I no pity them, cos they are the architect of their own issh. How can you block a drainage all in d name say you wanna live in lasgidi by all means.

Reminds me of the fela song.
Suffer suffer for what.. Amen!!
Lolz.... Bishop..... Complete your lyrics

Re: Flood sacks 60 communities in Niger

By: dayan (M) |Time : October 09, 2016, 09:40:11 PM
Abi oo. I no pity them, cos they are the architect of their own issh. How can you block a drainage all in d name say you wanna live in lasgidi by all means.

Reminds me of the fela song.
Suffer suffer for what.. Amen!!

To me the more important question is why they are allowed to get away with such things.

Sometimes my heart sinks for Nigeria because the stage of development we have remained at for decades is so disappointing.
Even our FCT (Abuja) with all the claims to good planning still lack good circulation planning; eg wide roads with enough space at the shoulders for walking (paved side walk), and parking (on street parking). The neighborhood roads are so small like British style, but they forget that Britain is OLD and what you have in city like London for example are old routes built pre-industrial revolution, which they are only accommodating in their planning, hence the narrow roads. When the English migrated to America, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere, even Zimbabwe (YES! ) they built WIDE ROADS with enough corridor breadth and all the side facilities necessary (walking, biking, greenery, utilities, easement. )
WHY DO WE STILL BUILD NARROW ROADS IN NIGERIA OF 2015?

So, people building on top of drainage are only following a tradition of poor development control.

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