Nigeria flood management causes clash between Buhari, NASS

The ongoing floods in Nigeria are suspected to be a significant reason for an apparent clash between National Assembly and the executives

The ongoing floods in Nigeria are suspected to be a significant reason for an apparent clash between the members of the National Assembly and the executive department of the government.

Reportedly, the clash between the two departments is imminent due to the government’s alleged failure to check the danger of perennial flooding that has caused loss of lives and property across the country.


Allegedly, the nation’s lawmakers are upset about the alleged poor application of the ecological fund. According to the leaders, the fund could be used to tackle the country’s flooding problems.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has insisted that the blame is on the states. According to the government spokesperson, the state was not doing enough to address the problem. To elaborate, the govvernment explained that it has built nine new dams in different parts of the country between 2016 and this year.

Nigeria is currently going through the worst floods that the nation has been through in over a decade. So far, the floods have displaced upwards of 2.5 million Nigerians from their residences in the country’s various states. Additionally, more than 600 people have died owing to the floods.

The federal government has blamed the devastating floods to the failure of the NASS to pass the Water Resources Bill. According to them it has hampered proper management of Nigeria’s water resources.

However, Mark Gbillah, member of the house of representatives, stated that government officials’ corrupt practices were behind the devastating effects of flooding in the country.

He accused the authorities at both the state and federal levels of diverting ecological funds which were to be utilized to tackle the problem.


Further, he also acknowledged that the National Assembly (NASS) had hardly done enough work to hold those behind the alleged diversion of ecological funds accountable.

According to him, the issue is with the the government. They are diverting funds of the essential projects to other, comparatively non essential projects

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