As water degree will increase on every day foundation in Lokoja and different elements of Kogi state liable to flood catastrophe, members of the Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have referred to as on residents residing alongside river banks to relocate to keep away from the menace of flooding.
The president , Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA) Group Improvement Service Group of NYSC, Kogi state, Ogede Bashir, made the decision Wednesday when he led different corps members on sensitisation train to some elements of Lokoja, the state capital.
Bashir stated the sensitisation programme in collaboration with the Nationwide Orientation Company (NOA), NEMA and FRSC was to teach folks on what to do earlier than the flood catastrophe met them unaware.
He lamented that the state for a few years has been dealing with challenges of flood catastrophe on annual foundation, including that 9 out of twenty one native authorities areas in Kogi state have been badly affected final 12 months when farms and invaluable property have been washed away by flood leading to impoverishment of the victims.
“Water which is meant to be a blessing and supply of livelihood to folks has grow to be risk to some folks in Kogi state. Few years in the past, 9 out of twenty one native authorities areas of the state have been badly affected.”