Benue to FG: Hasten River Benue dredging

Benue to FG: Hasten River Benue dredging

The Benue State government has urged the Senate to prevail on the Federal Government to hasten the dredging of River Benue in order to curtail annual flooding in the state.

Deputy Governor of the state, Engr. Benson Abounu, made the appeal on Tuesday in Makurdi when he received the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Flood led by Senator David Umaru.
Abounu said the senate had the voice to lend to such matter of urgent public importance as he expressed optimism that the federal government would harken to bringing the project much talked about by successive government into fruition.
He also intimated the senate committee that the state requires the intervention of the federal government in the area of ecological funds to aid construction of drainage channels in many affected places.
Daily Trust


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