In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, September, 2020

‘Put together For Emergency Flood Response’

'Prepare For Emergency Flood Response'


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The Federal Authorities has suggested state governments to take proactive measures to scale back the results of heavy rainfalls this season

following the latest flooding in Kebbi, Bauchi and Jigawa states.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, gave the recommendation in an announcement in Abuja on Sunday September 13, by her Particular Assistant on Media, Mrs. Nneka Anibeze.

In keeping with Umar Farouq, the states that may expertise heavy rainfall and doable flooding this 12 months embody: Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, Niger, Kogi, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Abia and Rivers.

Others are: Akwa Ibom, Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Osun, Kwara, Zamfara, Sokoto, Lagos, Ondo, Bayelsa, Kaduna, Oyo, Ogun, Abia, Kano, Kebbi and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“The latest floods in elements of these states affirm the necessity for critical and pressing actions to be taken to safeguard lives and property towards the anticipated floods.

‘States should put together for emergency flooding response‘ Farouq stated

She additionally sympathised with residents of Kebbi, Bauchi and Jigawa who misplaced their lives and farmlands as properly following flooding in elements of the states.

The minister urged the states to establish excessive grounds for use as camps, to shelter Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs) from flooding and shield fragile communities.

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