Senate on 2013 Rainfall Prediction
The Seasonal rainfall prediction by NIMET shows an increase of almost 100% in rain volume this year as against that of 2012 which brought about massive flooding, deaths and destruction across the country. Senator Ita Enang described the prediction by NIMET as disturbing and stressed the urgent need for proactive measures including the dredging and desilting of major rivers and inland water ways in the country. The Senate adopted the motion and gave the committee two weeks to report back their findings on measures put in place by Government to avert serious consequences of possible flooding this year.
And away from plenary, Senate President David Mark relieved in ardisente the Advisory Committee on Cooperation and Integration Africa advocating for the passage of a bill on the establishment of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa. Senator Mark also received the Women Affairs Minister, Zainab Maina who came to solicit for the passage of the 5 outstanding bills relating to her Ministry now before the Senate to end violence and discrimination against Women.
The Senate resumes plenary on Tuesday next week with the State of Emergency declared in 3 North Eastern States as major possible items for deliberation.