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Nigeria threatened by climate change

Daily Trust

The Niger Basin is gradually reducing in water level because of increased impacts of climate change and human pressure of increased water usage, says the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Yayale Ahmed.

Speaking at a meeting of the Council of Ministers for the 9th Summit of Heads of States in Abuja recently, the SGF urged members of the council to work at finding lasting solutions to the threat of drought coming in through the Sahara desert to the Niger basin.

He said water volume in the Basin is gradually decreasing and this has a negative effect on the global climate change.

Minister of Water Resources Obadiah Ando, said the execution of an integrated development plan would help in the preservation and maintenance of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) and bring about the development of member states.

According to him, “trans-boundary Rivers are today the source of potential conflicts and contention in many parts and regions of the world but our concern should be the access to the waters of the river by countries along its basin and its efficient use for economic activities.”

Also speaking, Executive Secretary of the NBA, Mr. Oyewole Ogunmola, said despite challenges of climate change, depreciation of the dollar, financial crisis in some member states and the general problem of the political system between 2008 and 2010, the Authority has recorded some achievement in project execution and this has renewed the interest of development partners.

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