Flood Alert: NEMA Gives Evacuation Notice to Kogi Residents

September 8, 2017

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Residents of Sarkin Noma, Ganaja in Lokoja local council area and Igala Mela local council area of Kogi State have been advised to evacuate the communities due to imminent flood.

This warning was given by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday.

The agency, in a statement signed by its Head of Media and Public Relations, Mr Sani Datti, disclosed that it has received a distressed call of a looming flood in the above areas of the state.

“Following the alert, the agency has immediately established contact with the state Commissioner for Environment, State Emergency Management Agency and other relevant stakeholders while a team from the agency are due to arrive the state for appropriate action to the affected persons and communities,” the statement said.

Mr Datti said, “NEMA strongly advises the communities living around the flood plains to immediately relocate to higher grounds for safety to avoid the danger of the imminent flood.”

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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