Disturbed by the prediction of the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMET) of impending flood from excess water of Lagdo Dam in Cameroon, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), The Onuesoke Foundation, has advised threatened communities in Delta State to relocate.
Head of Operations of the Foundation, Mrs. Igho Patience Pearl gave the advise when the Foundation’s climate change team visited riverine communities in Ndokwa Local Government Area of the state on sensitization and awareness campaigns on the impending flood.
Mrs. Pearl lamented the erection of structures on waterways and canals that block drainage, charging public and private building owners to clear their surroundings and clean the gutters.
She disclosed the foundation was seeking partnership with Delta State Ministry of Environment on the possibility of embarking on awareness campaigns to check the devastating outcome of the anticipated flood, while appealing to the ministry to partner with reputable NGOs in the state to engage in tree planting programmes.
Pearl said Onuesoke Foundation was moving to Delta Central and Delta South as the Foundation was targeting the planting one million trees before June 2017.
“If our target is achieved, Delta State can access the carbon free fund of the United Nations, therefore, we are appealing to the state government to partner with us to enable the Foundation achieve its objectives,” she stressed.