Shelters Of Over 6,800 Idps In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood

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Heavy rain falls have result to flooding in many localities in Nigeria, reports form NRC Norwegians Refugee Council, said that over 6,800 homes in Maiduguri have been destroy by heavy rainfall and it has rendered many families homeless, making them to sleep outside without roof over their heads.

Report from the NRC also said that these flood has caused many people to shared houses with there relative thereby leading to over crowded tent which can eventually promote diseases, and the NRC has called for immediate response for financial aid for enormous need of the people from the government.

What do you think the Federal Government can do to reduce this flood issues over the country?

Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Edime Yunusa - 2019-09-01 17:51:41

Government can reduce the Issue of flood in the country by Improving Drainage. Improving water drainage helps control floods by facilitating easy flow of excess water, especially in urban areas. Another way Government can stop or reduce the menace of flood in Nigeria is by building canals in the vulnerable areas that are susceptible to excess flow of water.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Oluwagbeminiyi Owolewa - 2019-09-01 18:04:07

Introduce better flood warning systems. ...

Modify homes and businesses to help them withstand floods. ...

Construct buildings above flood levels. ...

Tackle climate change. ...

Increase spending on flood defences. ...

Protect wetlands and introduce plant trees strategically. ...

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Sule Abdul - 2019-09-01 18:13:30

The government need to upgrade our weather focus equipment to enable them dictate at early stage of flood before time and give early warning for evacuation or for solution before time. 

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By ifijie George - 2019-09-01 18:32:52

This is really an unhealthy situation cause alot of properties will be lost,in situations like this the government should endeavor to construct good drainage system and enlighten the people on how to maintain it,so far this issues have been occuring in various locations in Nigeria, looking at the number of people who lost their shelters to this pitiful condition something must be done immediately to save this people from becoming homeless

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Olaleye Victor - 2019-09-01 18:39:12

About the issue of flooding, I think we the citizen are the main course of it, though the government get their blame too but we the citizen just have to control how we dispose our refuse so as not to block the drainage system 

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Lucas Lucas - 2019-09-01 18:39:54

This is really sad, sorry to all those affected, well for the government to prevent a second occurrence of such a event it should first surveyed what caused the flood so appropriate methods and step can be taking, probably the don't have effective drainage system in that community, thus should be considered too.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Solomon Michael - 2019-09-01 18:47:40

To my own Opinion, I think the Federal government need to budget for that, the only thing i think  is right is to put that into the National budget with a Full supervision. 

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Adaranijo Muhammad Toha - 2019-09-01 18:49:55

I Pray to God To Restore every lost properties caused by the floods, and the people he government should find a solution to this, and the citizens should also stop what can causes flood in the community or city

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Olaleye Hammed - 2019-09-01 18:52:58

Number one solution am thinking of is that government should creat more drainage and make sure that government law was passed to avoid dumping of refuse there on those drainage for it to be effective

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By AKIODE OLAOLUWA - 2019-09-01 18:59:52

Reconstruction of bad drainage through the Federal government will aid in curtailing the heavy rain fall in the affected communities.

Sensitization programs, such as environmental sanitation,  wasteful substances or materials are not meant to be dropped in canal and maintenance culture should be given first priority.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Samson Adamu - 2019-09-01 19:27:31

Hmm! That's unfortunate. The government has less control over that since it is the Lord that brings rain. However, the government can help by mandating people not to built houses near rivers and streams. The government should also make sure that all water passages are kept clean to enable smooth passage of water.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Eric Kalu - 2019-09-01 19:28:00

I feel very disheartened to hear this news,People have now been left homeless and without help.I pray the government renders relief to these ones as soon as possible.Over flooding can be curbed by creating drainage systems and fixing faulty ones.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Chidera Destiny - 2019-09-01 19:39:26

OMG! This flood of a thing is really dealing with us. Nigeria is in the hands of God. Well, the government should first help the ones who couldn't get where to keep heads. Nd then plan on how to prevent this so called flood!

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Onu Oliver - 2019-09-01 21:51:37

It's a very bad story in the country to have citizens with no place of abode due to flood. I pray God help them honestly.  As the Government of the country, they should provide a temporal home for those citizens involved untill an appropriate measure is taken.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Odinaka Duru - 2019-09-01 23:18:06

Is a proven fact that the national Security problems of Nigeria is indeed a divine problem if not divinely intervened the people of Borno state will literally be under extension because there's a lot of things to be done in that locality

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Onwa Matthew - 2019-09-01 23:24:07

I think the federal government should demolish any structure be it house, shop that is on the water ways. They should also carry out sensitization to enable people know the dangers associated with blocking of drainage system and living in a flood prone area

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Oluwatoyin Jacob - 2019-09-01 23:36:21

They need to structure adequate drainage system in those communities where flood poses a threat to them. Flood is a really bad and dangerous casualty and as such should be taken seriously because it can ruin families by destroying their hard earned properties and also cause loss of lives. 

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Habeeb Ogunwoolu - 2019-09-01 23:58:04

I think they should have found a lasting solution for the IDP's it's kinda of annoying to find they are still located in an unsatisfying place. And by they I mean the government should have solved all this instead of wasting money on the representatives cars and unnecessary bills. 

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Adedayo Salami - 2019-09-02 03:51:27

Effective drainage system is the best way to address the flow of water in the right channels. Water can only be controlled when it's properly channeled right. We lack water channels in most part of Nigeria and there's no way flood won't be w reoccurring thing if we don't tackle this menace. 

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Lawi Amos - 2019-09-02 05:44:19

The major cause of this flooding is failure to created water ways in our environment. This is your role, my role and our role as citizens. Sometimes government use to creat these but people block it with dust and other waste materials. I am calling on government to take majors in curtailing this manace in Maiduguri

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Emmanuel Chukwuagozie - 2019-09-02 07:10:45

I think the government should build quality drainage systems to reduce this whole flood thing because if we have good drainage systems it will enhance the movement of free running water to a particular depot which it can be recycled or even channeled to another location.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Majeed Omotayo - 2019-09-02 07:21:26

The government should crate a good drainage system especially in areas with rivers. Government should also make law to restrict the dumping of refuse in rivers. I think thus will reduce flooding rate

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Shakirudeen Hassan - 2019-09-02 07:30:20

The Federal Government can reduce the flood issue by constructing good drainages, waterways, Underground water pipes. These methods would reduce the flood issue drastically and there would be less destruction.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Ajewole FELIX Bayo - 2019-09-02 08:58:23

Flood is one of the uncontrollable ventions on northern part of this country, but it now left for our federal government and the concern state to use d set aside fund for special intervention on flood and the rest.

Its not the first time such fund will be given to a state to settle d affected people and it will be diverted to a personal project by the state governor.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Precious Solomon - 2019-09-02 09:35:54

They should do the road...knowing that Nigeria is a land of water...our road needs to be well fill with sand...and landlords before building their house should make sure to fill the land with sand very well...before any building beings....

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Iniobong Akpan - 2019-09-02 09:38:02

The Federal/ State government knows what to do. their senatorial and House of Rep member knows what to do, the House of Assembly member knows what to do and even their Councillor too because they voted for them. It is just that in Nigeria you are not permitted to pour out your mind because if you do and there is no one backing you up, is either you are a death man or they do something strange to you.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Okorie Chiazamoku Christian - 2019-09-02 10:44:40

The state/ federal government should be able to provide good availability of portable drainages and ensure that those drainage are in good and perfect conditions. All drainages should be kept neat and cleaned properly. More drainages should be constructed and challenged to appropriate Rivers and streams. With these, the rate of flood will reduce..

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Okorie Chiazamoku Christian - 2019-09-02 10:47:18

The state/ federal government should be able to provide good availability of portable drainages and ensure that those drainage are in good and perfect conditions. All drainages should be kept neat and cleaned properly. More drainages should be constructed and challenged to appropriate Rivers and streams. With these, the rate of flood will reduce..

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Olawuni Adijat - 2019-09-02 11:03:25

The federal government really try their best to avoid flooding in this country 

But to be frank we're the cause of our own problem

People won't stop disposing waste material into drainage system

What do you expect from such community

The best solution is to caution ourselves from such animalistic behaviour

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Sometochi Okolo - 2019-09-02 11:14:48

The government should build drainage systems and the citizens should maintain it, I believe it's possible that the region had a drainage system that was blocked by the dumping habit most Nigerians have and when the rains come we keep complaining, let's maintain the drains too and not just say government government  

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Obagunle Paul Kehinde - 2019-09-02 11:21:24

Over the years now in Nigeria flood has been a great problem most especially during the raining seasons and I think the FG should construct a good drainage system all over Nigeria and also monitor and control the disposal of waste product. I sympathize with the families that are victim may God be with you.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Abdullahi Nurudeen Olayiwola - 2019-09-02 11:45:26

All drainages should be kept neat and cleaned properly. More drainages should be constructed and challenged to appropriate Rivers and streams. With these, the rate of flood will reduce...Nigeria and also monitor and control the disposal of waste product. I sympathize with the families that are victim may God be with you.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Yusuf Khadijat Omotunde - 2019-09-02 11:49:42

Federal government can help with the construction of drainage system, underground water pipe that can prevent flood.

Also land owners should be well educated on good construction of house in terms of the foundation and good duration.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Anuoluwapo Awoyomi - 2019-09-02 12:47:59

flooding has been one of our problems in Nigeria, we have been battling with this issue for a very long time, but the best way to solve this problem is to construct a very good and efficient and effective drainage system that would collect flood and pass to the nearest lake or canal, we as citizens should also stop throwing Dirts and refuses into the gutters and canal this would definitely prevent flooding and curb it well.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Michael Eboh - 2019-09-02 13:04:12

Good drainange system is very neccessary here. I have always blaimed government for using people with little or technical know-how and poorly funding projects as the result of massive waste and poor output of work. The neccessary things should be done well. 

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Julius Titus - 2019-09-02 13:26:13

This is a natural disaster that happen virtually everywhere. 

The government can only create a good drainage system in order to avoid further occurances. Individual should also avoid building houses on water ways or areas marked as flood prone. 

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Victoria chidinma Johnson - 2019-09-02 13:58:40

Nigeria has slot of student that studied water management, engineering and flood control abroad,if the really want to take Nigeria to next level, innovative and productive youths should be employed and monitored to deploy what the know

Am aware our leaders travel abroad and see how the organise their cities.

Finally,our natural drainage lands should not be sold out to companies

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Richard Samuel - 2019-09-02 14:38:28

Federal Govt should build affordable houses and then move out the people the builds houses around flood plains and then construct a well drainage system that when mass flow of water comes it will have its way to the canals, stream, river etc

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Olalemi Josiah - 2019-09-02 15:28:26

The obvious solution is a good drainage system. Unfortunately citizens and residents mismanage most drainage by throwing refuse into them. This in turn causes blockages and then it won't be able to perform its function.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Joseph Oluwaseun - 2019-09-02 15:37:54

 This is the one of the duties of our government to save life and  help the society at the point of their needs,   Constuction of good road and other social amenities.... So government should help construstions of good drainage that will last longer

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Olalekan Alabi - 2019-09-02 15:46:51

The government need to upgrade our weather focus equipment to enable them dictate at early stage of flood before time and give early warning for evacuation or for solution before time

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Olujimi Oluwatosin - 2019-09-02 15:56:07

Government should invest in polysterenes.polystyrene are hard materials which are used in building construction.it saves time(construction ) dnd cost.it also last longer.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Yetunde Makanjuola - 2019-09-02 16:08:37

I think government should build quality drainage systems to help reduce this flood problem.

 If  there are good drainages it will enhance free movement of running water to a particular depot which it can be recycled or even channeled to another location

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Emynaj Emmanuel - 2019-09-02 17:08:01

Each time flood issue is being brought up we always put our blames on government. To be sincere, we the citizens of this country is 80% the cause of the flood rendering some part of the area homeless. My reason for that is that we don't practice proper waste management or disposal. When we dump our wastes where government provided for us the drainage system will be free and not be blocked with wastes.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Elijah Olayinka - 2019-09-02 17:23:12

The government should organise seminars training for those who are in those locations on maintainance  of drainage system in order for them to put end the occurrence of flooding in their communities.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Eseosasere Aiwanfo - 2019-09-02 17:45:09

Very good drainage system is the first thing needed ,followed by tree planting in those areas liable to flood  then very solid foundations if houses are to be built in such areas

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By George Belema - 2019-09-02 18:09:54

I think the Nigerian Government has all it takes to provide shelter for these displaced people who may have left their homes for safety reasons due to the Boko Haram insurgency.

Also well meaning Nigerians like Dangote and Otedola can also assist these displaced people I'm rendering shelters, clothes and Food items.

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By David Oluwafemi - 2019-09-02 19:00:38

The main causes of erosion or flood in this part of the world in what we all know and see and they are poor drainage system, poor hygiene, lack of infrastructural facilities, lack of maintenance 

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By KENDIMMA YIKOP - 2019-09-02 19:56:57

To control flood in the country government need to do the following:

Construction of dam that will accommodate the water

Creating drainage system

sensitisation on refuse disposal

Enforcing community sanitation

Following the master plan of the localit

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Shelters Of Over 6,800 IDPs In Maiduguri Has Been Destroyed By Flood - By Ejalonibu Ridwan kolawole - 2019-09-02 22:28:44

I will say government should adhere on this issue by helping those who lost their properties. Government should construct good drainage system to allow water to flow free. Not only government alone we also should dump our refuses properly not inside the river or drainage.

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