Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has condemned the non-chalLant attitude of the Federal Government over the Lagos ocean surge, which claimed the lives of 16 citizens.
It said in other civilised climes which put a huge premium on the lives of their citizens. The disaster would be regarded as a major calamity compelling the presence of the President.
In a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said it was regrettable that more than 10 days after the surge neither the President nor any representative of the Federal Government had deemed it fit to visit the scene or condole the families of the victims.
The party, in particular, condemned the failure of the Minister of Environment to visit the scene of the disaster which was clearly a consequence of climate change, especially against the background that the minister had spent several millions of naira junketing all over the world to attend conferences on climate change.
Contrary to uninformed comments by some people seeking to score cheap political points, the party said, climate change was a global phenomenon but it is quite unfortunate that despite the huge sums the country has expended on attending international conferences on the impact of climate change, the Federal Government was yet to come up with concrete adaptation and mitigation measures to tackle its impact which has now started manifesting in several parts of Nigeria”.
The party urged the Federal Government to show more concern for the plights of its citizens by coming up with mitigation measures to avert further natural disaster as a result of climate change.