Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has given members of his cabinet 90 days to come up with a flood prevention plan and comprehensive action plan to prevent future disasters in the country.
Garba Shehu, the media aide to the president, made this available on his Twitter page Monday evening.
Floods have ravaged about 33 states out of 36 states and FCT in Nigeria. The disaster displaced nearly 2.5 million and killed over 600 others.
This year’s flood is the worst in a decade after the 2012 experience. But the Nigerian Government is responding, though late to the flooding, with the directive from the President.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Water Resources to lead and coordinate with the Ministries of Environment and Transportation as well as State Governments to develop a Comprehensive Plan of Action for Preventing Flood Disaster in Nigeria,” Shehu said in the statement.