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Buhari failed in flooding, Nigerians should ignore unserious leaders – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has sent message of advice to Nigerians to choose leaders who have passion for climate change.

The Waziri of Adamawa made this remark while counseling people during his visit to Bayelsa where flooding has seriously affected persons and property.

The former vice president has made a promise to rebrand disaster awareness apparatus, such as Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA) and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) to ensure better forecast and provision of warning signals.

The PDP presidential candidate also said that there should be reformation of the Nigerian Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) for adequate response and preparation.

The PDP chieftain also said there’s need to give attention to the Dasin-Hausa Dam in Adamawa State for management of the release of excess water from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon.

“If we get our politics wrong by electing leaders who choose to play politics with climate change, and refuse to make necessary investments in smart solutions, we will be living in the relics of times past, unmindful of our attendant vulnerabilities,” he said.

Atiku has blamed the President Muhammadu Buhari led government of not displaying empathy and leadership in handling the disastrous 2022 flooding.

He admitted that climate change is real and informed the governments across all levels to put in place measures to prevent shortage of food and inflation of food.

The former VP, however, pleaded that a a temporary fund be given to farmers to replace their losses and ginger them ahead of the 2023 planting season.

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