The Federal Government has promised to dredge river Benue and construct additional drainage systems to put a lasting end to the destructive flood being experienced in the state.
Represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari made the promise on Wednesday while addressing the Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) at the International Market camp in Makurdi.
The President expressed optimism that the dredging of the river would provide permanent solution to the problem.
Apart from tackling the flood, Buhari also hopes the dredging would create job opportunities for the youth.
The President said, “We need to look at a realistic solution to this problem, the dredging of River Benue is very important in addressing this flood issue and we will do something about it,’’.
“The intention of the Federal Government is not just to assist flood victims but also to find ways of providing real opportunities to help Nigerians improve their standard of living.”