Flooding: Emir urges FG, KWSG to relocate victims

Written by on September 18, 2019

The Emir of Lafiagi, Alh. Saadu Kawu Haliru has called on the federal and Kwara State Governments to relocate the willing residents of riverine communities to at safer places.

Alhaji Haliru made the call on Tuesday in his palace when he received the Kwara State Government high powered delegation, led by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Alh. Isiaka Al-Amin to Edu Local Government on sensitisation against imminent flooding in the state.

The Emir urged the governments to assist victims of flood disasters in the Emirate to cushion the effect and boost their economic life.

Alh. Haliru also appealed to the governments to move relief materials to local government areas for prompt interventions.

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Alh. Isiaka Al-Amin disclosed that the State Governor, AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq despatched the delegation following the predictions by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency on the imminent flooding in some parts of the country.

He noted that the rise in water level in Lokoja, Adamawa Lake and the possible opening of Cameroon Lake would further put pressure on River Niger and threaten lives and economic well-being of the people.

Addressing residents at Lafiagi and Chewuru communities, the Permanent Secretary emphasised that farming activities should be done with caution along the river banks until raining season seized.

Alh. Al-Amin advised farmers along the river banks to consider the safety of their lives and heed the warning.

Speaking on behalf of Likpata Community, Mr Ibrahim Abubakar tasked the delegation to do just between the community and the state government.

Mr Abubakar thanked Governor AbdulRazaq for sending the delegation to assess the extent of the damage to the riverine areas.

Our Government House Correspondent, Abdulrosheed Okiki who is part of the delegation said already flood has submerged many farmlands while several roads have been washed away equally been washed away.

Written By : Abdulrosheed Okiki @okikitweet

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