Flood Hits Benue State After Consistent Rainfall, Goods worth Millions Lost

After days of consistent rainfall some areas in the capital of Benue state have been flooded with goods worth millions lost.

Some of the area flooded are Gyado Villa, Wurukum Market and Achusa all in the capital of the state.

Some individuals who were affected lamented that the flood in Makurdi has become a yearly scenario with goods worth millions lost every year.

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Mr Emeka who deals with Clothing at the Wurukum Market recounting his losses stated that

“in the past three years I have lost goods worth 2 Million Naira due to the incident that occurs every year, the government should stand up to stop this yearly occurrence”

Onah, a student of Benue State University Makurdi who could not hold back his tears while sharing his experience criticized the government for failing to provide ‘critical infrastructures’ in the state

“the government has failed to provide critical infrastructure at every level, the school is on strike we are still losing our properties due to flooding if the government provides drainage system the yearly occurrence and losses could be averted”

“the government should also provide enough hostel facilities for students like me on campus which will help (us) students cope with unnecessary loss of properties”

Also Read: Strike: FG Drags ASUU to Industrial Court.

A popular humanitarian in the state Ukan Kurugh also expressed that the “political will” of the government to solve the problem of flooding is low in the state. He also claimed that houses have been built on waterways by politicians in the state.

In 2017 the government through professor Osibanjo pledged to dredge River Benue and create more drainages in the capital to address the situation

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