Nigeria: Senate Discusses Urgent Need for Rivers Dredging

Senate Discusses Urgent Need for Rivers Dredging

The Senate deliberated on the motion titled ‘Emergency Preparedness for 2013 Flood and Rainfall Prediction.

This program will include: urgent need for dredging and desilting of the River Niger, the Cross River, River Benue and other inland waterways in Nigeria; and accordingly resolved to mandate the relevant Committees of the Senate to ascertain the level of preparedness of the Ministries in tackling this menace.

The Senate commenced the consideration of the NOSDRA amendment Bill Committee Report.

The Report was read but the clause by clause consideration deferred same to another legislative date.

Other items on the Order paper were stood down to another legislative date.

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Press Release, May 24, 2013

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