A civil society organisation under the auspices of Natural Justice has expressed worries that despite the Nigerian Meteorological Agency NIMET early warning that this year’s flooding will be more devastating than that of twenty twenty two, Government at all levels were yet to take proactive steps to prevent Human, economic and environmental catastrophe.
This was made known during a media training on reporting the environment and climate emergency through climate justice lens in port Harcourt .
Despite the devastating effects of last year’s flooding that led to over one point nine million persons displaced , property worth millions of naira destroyed and over six hundred persons losing their lives,many seem to have forgotten so soon
It is against this backdrop that civil society organization Natural justice expresses worries that despite the early warning about the devastating effects of this year’s flooding predicted by NIMET ,it appears no proactive steps have been taken by government to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
The organisation called on government at all levels to as a matter of urgency declare a state of emergency on environmental issues especially in the Niger Delta region .
It further observed that the impacts of climate change were threats to life and the environment therefore, it was important for all hands to be deck to arrest the emergency situation and begin to address the issues.