The Nigeria Society of Engineers has appealed to the Federal Government to undertake the construction of additional dams along the River Niger and River Benue, in light of the imminent threat of flooding caused by the release of water from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon.
Frequent flooding has emerged as an ongoing challenge in certain regions, prompting the NSE to advocate for the implementation of new dam projects as a proactive measure to alleviate the devastating consequences of such inundations.
Flooding has been a recurring calamity in Nigeria, resulting in significant human and economic losses. In response to this pressing issue, the NSE has stressed the urgent need for strategic infrastructure development. By constructing more dams, the President of the NSE Tasiu Gidari-Wudil believes that the country can effectively address the impact of floods and safeguard vulnerable communities.