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Havoc of Floods: Dogara Pledges Passage of Climate Commission Bill

Aftermath of the flooding that displaced over a hundred thousand people in the state and destroyed properties in 12 local government areas of Benue State, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has condoled with the government and people of the State.

The Speaker also expressed deep sympathy with families of those who died in the unfortunate natural disaster as well as those who lost property in the disaster.

In a statement on in Abuja by his Media Aide, Turaki Hassan, Dogara stated that the House is in the final stages of providing legal framework to address natural disasters caused by the effects of climate change.

“I sympathize with the government and people of Benue State over the loss caused by the floods that ravaged their homes, farmlands and businesses and displacement of over 100,000 people from their homes”.

The Speaker added that “This is one flooding too many and emphasizes the urgent need for targeted solutions to the problems affecting our environment.

“The House of Representatives has already gone far in this regard, with a Bill for the Establishment of an Agency dealing exclusively with Climate Change issues,” he said.

Dogara enjoined the “National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) Ecological Funds Office (EFO) and other relevant government agencies to urgently come to the aid of Benue State and the victims”.


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