Nigeria: Residents Urge Niger River Dredging

Izon Okosu Otu residents have drawn attention to the urgent need for dredging in their area and asked the government to accelerate River Niger dredging, reports allafrica.

Dredging could effectively and sustainably reduce flood levels.

We of Izon Okosu Otu think even that environmental remediation of the flood damage is just one aspect. The greater aspect is finding lasting solution to avoid recurrence of this environmental menace“, added a resident.

According to, more than 10,000 people have been displaced, while some have been stranded on rooftops, because of Nigeria’s worst flooding in decades.

River Niger is the third-longest river in Africa, exceeded only by the Nile and the Congo River.

Like the Nile, the Niger floods yearly cause major damages to human lives, property, and livestock. Cities and towns have been devastated due to flood damage.


Dredging Today Staff, November 9, 2012