Mamadou Edrisa Njie reporting from Goronyo, Sokoto state, Nigeria #WalktoMali
|The Goronyo Dam|
In his village, he said things are turning the other way round, "Gonyoro Dam is causing flooding since 2010 to date noting that during raining season, they loss their crop produce due to flooding."
In late August 2010, to be precise, he stated that rainstorms caused the dam to fill to dangerous levels which has caused major flooding in the downstream village of Kagara-nearby village.
“The storm that caused the flooding may be part of a climate change pattern, according to his own understanding, with rising temperatures and more intense rainfall in the rainy season,” he explained.
He asked- Are Dams constructed in Nigeria to cause flooding or to supply us with irrigation or water supply? He seeks an answer.
When asked by Earth Hour Nigeria team #Walktomali champions whether villagers have benefitted or received support from the Federal, State and Local government, he responded in negative saying that that they have never been or given any assistance/support been the government or any other humanitarian organisations.
He went on to explained that they have been making request for support for the past three years but still no respond from the government[s] or humanitarian organisations since 2010.
|Earth Hour Nigeria Country Director, Oludotun Babayemi Mapping|
|Alhagie Sarikin Gabas posed with Earth Hour Champions|