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Rainy season: Agency sensitises Nasarawa State residents to impact of flooding

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 The Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency NASEMA has started sensitization in the riverine communities and flood flash points to mitigate the negative impact of flooding The Executive Secretary NASEMA Mr Zachary Allumaga made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Lafia on Wednesday Allumaga said that the sensitization became necessary considering the devastating effect of floods on livelihood He said that the rainy season started earlier than expected with torrential rain He said that NASEMA saddled with the responsibility of mitigating and preventing disaster would ensure that riverine communities and other flood flashpoints were adequately sensitised to the effects of flooding The executive secretary said that the government was aware that the state was prone to flood due to the five local government areas that shared boundaries with the River Benue Nasarawa state is prone to flooding because of the five local government areas that share boundaries with the River Benue Whenever the river rises there will be flooding in the communities Hence we are always prepared for prompt intervention to cushion effect of hardship on its citizens he said The NASEMA boss however cautioned residents to stop disposing refuse on water ways and adhere strictly to flood warning by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency The adherence to the agency s warning will reduce cases of flooding NASEMA will always live up to its responsibility we have to get prepared before and after the flood For instance we have started telling people to be careful As we are talking now our boats are floating in five riverine communities bordering River Benue he said Allumaga added that the state has identified high grounds where flood victims could be evacuated to and bought non perishable items such as mattresses and blankets for displaced people in case of flooding NAN
Rainy season: Agency sensitises Nasarawa State residents to impact of flooding

Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency

The Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) has started sensitization in the riverine communities and flood flash points to mitigate the negative impact of flooding.

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Executive Secretar

The Executive Secretary, NASEMA, Mr Zachary Allumaga, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Wednesday.

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Allumaga said that the sensitization became necessary considering the devastating effect of floods on livelihood.

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He said that the rainy season started earlier than expected with torrential rain.

He said that NASEMA, saddled with the responsibility of mitigating and preventing disaster, would ensure that riverine communities and other flood flashpoints were adequately sensitised to the effects of flooding.

The executive secretary said that the government was aware that the state was prone to flood due to the five local government areas that shared boundaries with the River Benue.

River Benue

Nasarawa state is prone to flooding because of the five local government areas that share boundaries with the River Benue. Whenever the river rises, there will be flooding in the communities.

“Hence, we are always prepared for prompt intervention to cushion effect of hardship on its citizens,” he said.

Nigerian Meteorological Agency

The NASEMA boss, however, cautioned residents to stop disposing refuse on water ways and adhere strictly to flood warning by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency.

“The adherence to the agency’s warning will reduce cases of flooding.

“NASEMA will always live up to its responsibility; we have to get prepared before and after the flood. For instance, we have started telling people to be careful.

River Benue

“As we are talking now, our boats are floating in five riverine communities bordering River Benue,” he said.

Allumaga added that the state has identified high grounds where flood victims could be evacuated to and bought non-perishable items such as mattresses and blankets for displaced people in case of flooding.

(NAN)

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