BY COLLINS GBARAWI RADIO NIGERIA-TREASURE FM.
An Environmentalist, Professor Andah Wai-Ogosu, has called for synergy between the state government, Local government and various agencies responsible for disaster management, in educating the people on flooding and proffering measures to reduce its impact on the people.
Professor Wai-Ogosu who spoke with our correspondent in Port Harcourt, lamented that in spite of years of annual flooding, there is still no concrete preliminary measure nor proactive plan put in place to militate the effects of the disaster on the people.
While noting that a lot is required to be done by government at all levels to tackle flooding, the Environmentalist said the local government councils should be empowered to plan ahead of disasters.
On the recent spate of natural disasters in various countries, Professor Wai-Ogosu attributed it to the impact of unchecked human development on the environment, which has resulted in climatic change.
Professor Wai-Ogosu who is a former President of the Nigerian Environmental Society, warned that except concerted efforts are made to preserve the ecosystem, the globe will continue to record more natural disasters.