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NEWS UPDATE: Flooding: Relocate to higher ground now – Kogi govt warns residents

NEWS UPDATE: Flooding: Relocate to higher ground now – Kogi govt warns residents

The Kogi State Government has asked occupants in flood inclined regions to migrate to higher ground, adding that aimless unloading of deny should be halted to forestall flooding in the state.

Recall that the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) in May cautioned that 27 states along with 121 neighborhood government regions will encounter high-hazard flooding during the current year’s stormy season.

The states incorporate Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bau­chi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross Rivers, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, and Lagos.

Other profoundly likely conditions of the looming floods are Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, and Zamfara.

Speaking to newsmen when he visited Sarki-Noma, a suburb in Lokoja, the Kogi State Commissioner for Environmental Hon. Victor Adewale Omofaiye, asked occupants in flood-inclined regions to move, focusing on that there is an undeniable degree of obliteration brought about by aimless unloading of waste in drainages.

He noticed that in however much individuals would not cease from unloading decline in streams, the chance of relieving the impact of flooding will be diminished focusing on that they are locally to sharpen individuals and make mindfulness for them to get themselves ready for the impending flood.

According to him, passing by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) expectation, Kogi will encounter flooding.

He anyway repeated Governor Yahaya Bello’s obligation to handling natural issues in the state.

Earlier, the head of the Sarki Noma people group showed Omofaiye and his group around the space, communicating disappointment over the situation of the waterway locally, which as indicated by him generally floods during the flood and thus annihilates houses and other significant properties.

The General Manager, Kogi State Sanitation and Waste Management Board, Mallam Abdulganiu Sanni, exhorted that each family ought to have squander receptacles focusing on that this would go far to lessen the danger of unloading of reject in the drainages.

Also speaking, Mrs. Dorcas Enehe, Director of Climate Change, who uncovered the 2021 NIMET expectation about the flood, affirmed that sharpening of the flood-inclined regions is continuous in the state.

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