By Philip Atume

The Federal Government is planning to dredge river Benue and construct drainages in Makurdi and its environs; to check a repeat of the flood that recently ravaged the state. 

This development was made known by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday, when he led a government delegation to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp and some parts of Makurdi.

The Vice President said, “President Muhammadu Buhari is concerned about the flood situation; not only in Benue, but in other parts of the country as well. 

He said that is why he has decided to go out with his team to look around and find a permanent solution to the ravaging problem.

The Vice President also said the request by youths in the state to dredge River Benue and construct drainages in Makurdi, is very important and will be carried out. 

He stated that all hands are on deck to address the perennial problem and it all has to be a partnership between the local, state and Federal government.

 The Vice President and his entourage paid a courtesy visit to the Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse and also inspected the abandoned Idye Flood Control Ecology project during George Akume’s administration.

The Governor of Benue Samuel Ortom lauded the Federal Government for its prompt response to the distress call of the people of in state.