The Senator Representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly Distinguished Senator Iya Abbas, has called for the dredging of River Benue and construction of Dasin Hausa Dam to check the devastating effects of flooding on communities, along the banks in the state.
Senator Iya Abbas made called while speaking on a motion on the floor of the Nigerian Senate last week on the need to provide lasting solution on flood in about seven local government areas of Adamawa state.
The lawmaker who said the dredging of River Benue, by the Federal Government, became necessary to check the colossal damage, usually associated to flooding in the affected communities which includes: Furore, Yola North, Yola South, Girei, Numan, Lamurde, Demsa among other local government areas respectively.
Senator Abbas who narrated the ordeal of the victims of the annual flooding, and urged the Federal Government to embark on dredging of River Benue to permanently address the problem
He equally called on the relevant authorities, to urgently come to the aid of the victims, with the provision of relief materials to alleviate their sufferings.