SENATE SEEKS URGENT REMEDIATION IN NIGER STATE COMMUNITIES

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Lead poisoning is not just another killer but Nigeria and indeed Niger state has lost especially children who were last year poisoned from contact with lead. The urgent need for remediation of lead poisoning in Shikara community in Niger state is a motion co sponsored by all the senators to under it importance.

They say they are aware the preliminary remediation plan and budget have been developed by experts and awaits funding by the Federal Government. By whatever name you call it, unemployment means seeking for where a daily bread can come from some of these means though could be dangerous.

Illegal mining has caused many deaths due to lead poisoning, the country has suffered losses through lead poisoning in Zamfara, Jigawa and most recently Niger state. The Senate at plenary is beginning to show concern through a motion that is co signed by the entire Senate.

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