Flooding: Kwara Govt Warn Residents To Take Precautions

Flooding: Kwara Govt Warn Residents To Take Precautions

As a result of the warning from the national hydro-logical agency on the flooding alert across the country, the Kwara state government has appealed to residents of the state in flood-prone areas to relocate and avoid being caught unaware.

The permanent secretary in the ministry environment, Amosa Al-Amin while addressing journalists noted that governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has directed that proper enlightenment be done and other preventive steps are taken to ensure Kwarans do not fall victims of flooding.

In his address, the permanent secretary made it known that six local governments across the state are at high risk and urged them to urgently move temporarily to camps provided by the federal government.

Al-Amin, meanwhile, has said the ministry will flag off some corrective measures to clear Ilorin, the state capital, of indiscriminate dumping of waste and blockage of drainage as part of the efforts to ward off flooding.

It should be recalled that the government of Delta state has also taken to the Advice of the National Emergency Management that some residents living in flood-prone areas should vacate the place.

The people of the affected areas in Delta has however threatened to stay as a result of the inability of the state government to provide a camp which will serve as an alternative for them.

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