In recent weeks, floods have taken over major states in Nigeria, displacing homeowners and businesses The impact so far has been devastating and many have in recent days been rendered homeless in states like Anambra, Kogi states and more Interestingly, the farmers are not left out as farmlands have also been affected by the unfortunate development, which many say would affect the cost price of produce in the coming months
Here is the Lagdo Dam in Cameroon causing devastating flooding in Nigeria, with over 300 dead, Rivers Mirror noted. Communities in Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, Anambra, Rivers, Bayelsa, Nasarawa and other states have also been devastated by the flooding that has destroyed many homes and lives in Kogi state.
In 1977, construction of the Lagdo Dam, located in Northern Cameroon began and was completed in 1982.
The deal Nigeria struck with the Cameroonian Government but breached it Initially, the Cameroonian and Nigerian Government had agreed to build two dams so that when excess water is released from the Cameronian Dam, it will be contained by the Nigerian dam which would be two and a half times bigger and won’t result in flooding.
However, the Nigerian Government agreed to construct the Dasin Hausa Dam in Adamawa state to lessen the impact of any potential flooding from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon. But regrettably, the Dasin Hausa dam has not been completed since 1982 and this has led to the yearly flooding in Nigeria.