In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, July, 2020

Put together For Flood – NEMA Warns Edo Authorities

Prepare For Flood - NEMA Warns Edo Government

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The Edo State Authorities has been urged to place in additional constructions that can assist mitigate the impact of an oncoming flood.

The Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA), VM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd) made the decision after a gathering with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state over the weekend.

Muhammadu mentioned Edo was among the many extremely possible flood-risk states primarily based on predictions by the Nigerian Meteorological Company (NIMET) and the Nigeria Hydrological Companies Company (NIHSA).

He Stated;

“The prediction launched by NIMET and NIHSA annual flood outlook signifies that 102 Native Authorities Areas (LGAs) in 28 states fall inside extremely possible flood-risk areas, whereas 275 LGAs within the 36 states, together with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fall inside reasonably possible flood-risk areas, whereas the remaining 397 fall inside the low possible flood-risk areas.

“This yr’s outlook has predicted the extremely possible flood-risk areas in Edo to incorporate Etsako East and Esan South East LGAs, whereas the low possible flood-risk areas are Ikpoba Okha, Oredo, Etsako Central, Esan North East, and Ovia North East LG Areas.

“Authorities ought to perform public enlightenment marketing campaign to the weak communities to undertake mitigation motion and put together to vacate to secure floor, determine secure places for Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs) camps and distill drainage programs and canals to permit free move of water.”

The Edo state Governor was additionally requested to prepare conferences to organize all stakeholders for mitigation and response, in addition to repositioning aid supplies for immediate response after any flood incident.

 

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