Thursday, May 1, 2014

Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission discuss measures to curb flooding via the Daily Independent (Lagos): The Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission for Cooperation on Mondaypledged to identify protective measures against flooding in the two countries. The Secretary-General of the commission, Alhaji Abduljalil Sulaiman, said this at the opening of the meeting of the Standing Committee of experts on Water Resources in Sokoto.

Sulaiman said that the commission invited experts in order to provide the people of Nigeria and Niger with satisfactory responses to their multi-faceted and legitimate expectations.

"The experts were invited to thoroughly and attentively consider all the agenda items and come up with pertinent recommendations which will enable the NNJC to overcome and even strike out barriers affecting the equitable sharing of common Water resources."

Sulaiman also said that the committee was saddled with the responsibility of examining and adopting the terms of reference of the feasibility study of the Dole-Kaina Area. "This is in order to identify protective measures against flood therein, with a view to promoting the development of socio-economic activities."...

On the banks of the Niger River in Niamey, Niger, shot by Roland (diasUndKompott), Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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