Published On: Fri, Oct 18th, 2019

Flood: Minister condoles with victims in 150 communities

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By Stanley Onyekwere

The FCT Minister Of State Condoles Kogi Flood Victims FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has condoled with victims affected by flood in over 150 communities in neighbouring Kogi State, just as she described the incident as tragic and unfortunate.
Aliyu called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and other relevant stakeholders to come to the aid of the state who are severely devastated by flood leading to loss of cash crops and valuable property.
The Minister in a statement by her Special Assitant (Media), Austine Elemue said; “I am deeply saddened to hear of the great loss occasioned by the flood and my sincere heart goes out to all victims in time of grieve. This is tragic and unfortunate.”
Aliyu, however, commended the Government of Kogi State through the State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources for the quick intervention, stressing that the establishment of over 20 camps by the government to accommodate flood victims was a step in the right direction.
The Minister also advised residents of flood-prone areas and affected communities to cooperate with the State Government by relocating to safer places to avoid further loss of property.
It could be recalled that over 150 communities was submerged following flooding in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State. While the state is still profiling, the LGAs severely affected are: Ibaji, Kogi Koton Karfe, Lokoja, Ofu, Ajaokuta, Omala and Idah.

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