Kogi Floods : NEMA Calls For Evacuation

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned of an imminent flooding in some communities in Kogi State.

NEMA’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Sani Datti said on Thursday that the agency had received a distress call of imminent flood in Sarkin Noma, Ganaja in Lokoja local government area and some parts of Igala Mela local government area of Kogi State.

“NEMA strongly advises the communities living around the flood Plains to immediately relocate to higher grounds for safety to avoid the danger of the flooding.

“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,” he said.

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