Governor of Delta state, Ifeanyi Okowa has called on the federal government to build new dams and expand major rivers to check flooding particularly when neighboring countries open their dams.
Governor Okowa also called on the government to make efforts at extending the Rivers Niger and Benue to deepen the depths of the river to accommodate high volume of waters.
The governor came out with this when he visited flood victims at some Internally displaced camps in the state as part of efforts to ascertain the level of damage caused by the floods.
While speaking to newsmen, Governor Okowa noted that the best way to prevent the loss of lives and valuables to flood was for the government to take proactive steps towards stalling perennial floods.
He sympathized with the families that lost their loved ones and properties to the flood assuring them that his administration would soon give assistance to those in the IDP camps.
A MESSAGE OF HOPE TO THE VICTIMS OF THE FLOOD – INC Western Zone
To make the camps comfortable, he said daily feeding of internally displaced persons was a priority and medical facilities and personnel were in the various camps to take care of the medical needs of inmates to avoid possible outbreak of diseases.
The Delta state governor urged donor p and good Nigerians to partner with the government to alleviate the plight of those affected.