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Make Factual Plans To Reduce Risk Disaster—Hon. Tolu Sadipe Urges Govt.
The federal lawmaker representing Oluyole Federal Constituency and the Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has urged Government at various levels to initiate actions and policy frameworks to resuscitate the moribund National and Local levels such as River Basin Authorities, Fire Service, Federal Inland Water Ways Authority, Local Government Markets Management Authorities in order to control Disaster Risk Reduction in Nigeria.
The lawmaker, who spoke through her Media Aide, Olamilekan Olusada today, in Commemoration of this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, urged Government ought to adopt the 2015 United Nations’ strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction.
She said“I believe that in commemoration of this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, there is urgent need to call on Government Agencies, Private Development Partners and other relevant stakeholders to initiate actions and policy frameworks for strategic Disaster Risk Reduction in Nigeria”, she said.
“ Laws establishing some strategic organs of government that should address Disaster Risk Reduction at National and Local levels such as River Basin Authorities, Fire Service, Federal Inland Water Ways Authority, Local Government Markets Management Authorities ”have become moribund, thereby hindering new initiatives and public private partnership drives.
She further reiterated the importance as disasters “Are exacerbated by man, climate change and natural factors but have negative impact on investment in sustainable development and the desired outcomes”.
Akande-Sadipe further added that “this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is about good governance to ensure that strategic funding and institutional action plans are put in place, to avert and measure disaster risk in terms of lives saved and reduced economic losses.