The Cross River government has raised the alarm that water from Lagdo Dam in Cameroon can cause flooding in some communities in the state.
Expressing the government’s worry in an interview in Calabar yesterday, the Commissioner for Information, Mr Akin Ricketts, said the dam was almost overflowing its banks.
According to him, information available at the Cameroonian Consulate in Calabar indicates that the dam is almost overflowing it banks due to excess rainfall.
“Information made available to the Cross River State government from the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cameroon shows that the Lagdo Dam in the Republic of Cameroon is almost overflowing it banks due to excess rainfall.
“As a safety measure and to avert imminent danger to its citizens, the Government of the Republic of Cameroon has signaled its intention to release the excess water from the dam, which is on the River Benue’s axis”, he said.