- In recent weeks, floods have taken over major states in Nigeria, displacing homeowners and businesses
- The impact so far has been devastating and many have in recent days been rendered homeless in states like Anambra, Kogi states and more
- Interestingly, the farmers are not left out as farmlands have also been affected by the unfortunate development, which many say would affect the cost price of produce in the coming months
Here is the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon causing devastating flooding in Nigeria, with over 300 dead, Rivers Mirror noted.
Communities in Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, Anambra, Rivers, Bayelsa, Nasarawa and other states have also been devastated by the flooding that has destroyed many homes and lives in Kogi state.
In 1977, construction of the Lagdo Dam, located in Northern Cameroon began and was completed in 1982.
The deal Nigeria struck with the Cameroonian Government but breached it
Initially, the Cameroonian and Nigerian Government had agreed to build two dams so that when excess water is released from the Cameronian Dam, it will be contained by the Nigerian dam which would be two and a half times bigger and won’t result in flooding.
However, the Nigerian Government agreed to construct the Dasin Hausa Dam in Adamawa state to lessen the impact of any potential flooding from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon.
But regrettably, the Dasin Hausa dam has not been completed since 1982 and this has led to the yearly flooding in Nigeria.
Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development.
Tom Precious Valerie prayed:
“God please help Nigeria.”
Charity Chizzy Solomon shocked:
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“All the way from Cameroon.
Esther Onumonu said:
“And one bat supporter said the flood in Anambra was because Peter wasn’t a good governor .”
ThankGod Marshal lamented:
“We don’t have leaders in this country…. what a shameful country.”
Nuel Efemona Ogwara wrote:
“Imagine this Is in Atiku’s village.”
Cinemanuel Kalasuwe stated:
“Nigeria is a very disgraceful country.”
Emmanuel Holiness urged:
“Na wa o, e don pour out small na, make them try cover am up abeg.”
Eis Sam said:
“Imagine from Cameroon.”
Emmanuel Meliffy noted:
“And Cameroon will not tolerate such from Nigeria.”
“Manna from heaven”: Man catches big fish inside flood in his street, he flaunts It in viral video
A video of a man catching a big fish in a flooded street has gone viral on TikTok.
The video was said to have been recorded in Florida, USA but the actual date was note stated.
In the short clip posted on TikTok by Fishing Australia, the man bent down and struggled till he got hold of the fish.
Olam tells Nigerians to be ready to pay more for Rice this December, give reasons
In another development, Olam Nigeria Limited, an agri-business company, has warned Nigerians to prepare to pay more for rice.
Its warning is coming amid massive flooding from River Benue damaged the company’s crops and infrastructure, located in Rukubi Doma LGA of Nasarawa state.
Ade Adefeko, vice-president of Olam Nigeria Limited, speaking on a programme on Arise TV said the incident affected the company’s $20 million investment and about 25 per cent of Nigeria’s rice needs.