The Senate has encouraged the Federal Government to develop the Dasin Hausa Dam to act as an extremely durable answer for the yearly flooding of River Benue.

The upper chamber likewise encouraged the National Government to mediate, through the Biological Asset Office, to build a portion of the flood counteraction designs like dikes at central issues along the Benue River and different Rivers in the country.

This is to safeguard farmlands and downstream communities in the Benue trough.

The Senate’s goals were spin-off of a movement supported by Sen. Binos Yaroe (PDP-Adamawa) during whole on Tuesday.

The movement is named: “Urgent Need to Address the Recurring Issue of Flood-Induced Damages caused by the willful release of water from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon:

“The Requirement for a super durable answer for the issue.”

The movement was co-supported by 15 different representatives.

Moving the movement, Yaroe deplored that when Lagdo Dam in Cameroon was to be developed during the 1980s, it was concurred that Nigeria would build a cradle dam in Dasin Hausa, Adamawa.

This, he expressed was to act as a cushion dam to contain spills from Lagdo Dam, however deplorably to date, the Dasin Hausa Dam has not been developed.

He reviewed the declaration by NEMA that the new arrival of water by Lagdo Dam in Cameroon would cause more flood debacle downstream the Benue Stream.

“This will influence eight states, Adamawa. Taraba, Benue, Kogi, Anambra, Edo, Delta and Bayelsa.

“An enormous piece of the expanse of land of Adamawa, Taraba, Benue and Kogi states exist in the Rive Benue box which is overwhelmed each stormy season occasioned by regular run-off and releases for the most part frome Lagdo Dam.

“The people group living in the previously mentioned Stream Benue fields take part in the development of various yields both in the wet and dry seasons.

“The recurrence and power of hydrological perils, for example, flood as being capable anually from unregulated deliveries most particularly from Lagdo Dam will keep on causing different types of horrendous results except if an enduring arrangement is carried out.”

The goals were collectively embraced by the representatives after a voice vote by the Delegate Senate President, Jibrin Barau who directed the entire.

NAN reports that the dam project sited at the Dasin town of Fufore Nearby Government Area of Adamawa should produce 300 megawatts of power and water around 150,000 hectares of land in Adamawa, Taraba, and Benue.


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