Vanguard (Lagos)

7 November 2012

Nigeria: Fade Challenges Govts Over Possible Hurricane in Lagos

Abuja — As United States of America continues to battle with the devastating effects of the recent Hurricane Sandy in the area, Foundation Against Desert Encroachment, FADE, Africa, has challenged the Federal and Lagos State governments to urgently put some measures in place for both long-term and short-term purposes to mitigate the possible effects of the calamity in Nigeria.

The call followed the recent comment made by the Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Development and Infrastructure, Mr Adesegun Oniru, who stated that fallout of Hurricane Sandy might affect Lagos State which could lead to a ripple effect along the coast lines.

FADE in a statement by its Chairman, Dr. Newton Jibunoh, said the discussion on the possibility of such disaster happening might be one for another day but noted that issues of how the state and federal governments would react were of high importance.

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