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TUC tasks FG, state govts on measures to check floods


LAGOS — TRADE Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, has called on the Federal and state governments to put adequate measures in place to check imminent floods in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and three other states as predicted  by Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NMA.

The other states are Cross River, Kogi, Imo, Plateau, Kaduna and Bayelsa.

TUC, in a statement in Lagos, said it was high time Nigerian political leaders took proactive steps to check the challenges of flood once and for all in order to save innocent lives and property.

In the statement by its President and Secretary General, Bobboi Kagaima and Musa Lawal respectively, the body said: “Our politicians are busy quarreling, engaging in fisticuffs and casting aspersions on themselves in the media just because of 2015 elections at a time when many Nigerians have died on dilapidated roads, insurgent attacks, ocean surges and flood. Last year many lives were lost and several states of the federation lost farmlands and livestock to flood, a situation which, from all indications, might lead to food scarcity this year.”


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