Flood: Kwara warns river side res­i­dents to va­cate

Daily Trust - - ENVIRONMENT - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

The Kwara State gov­ern­ment has warned res­i­dents of the state liv­ing in river banks to va­cate to avert flood.

The Spe­cial Ad­viser to Gover­nor Ab­dul­Fa­tah Ahmed on Emer­gency and Re­lief ser­vices, Al­haji Ab­dul­lahi Duro-Mo­hammed, gave the warn­ing when he vis­ited some flood prone ar­eas in llorin, the state cap­i­tal.

The spe­cial ad­viser said the warn­ing was in re­sponse to the fed­eral gov­ern­ment’s di­rec­tive that wa­ter would soon be re­leased from var­i­ous dams.

Duro-Mo­hammed said the grad­ual re­lease of wa­ter from dams and the ex­pected heavy rains might lead to flood.

He said the state gov­ern­ment would form a strong syn­ergy with the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to en­sure quick com­ple­tion of on­go­ing chan­nel­iza­tion and dredg­ing of some rivers in the state.

The gover­nor’s aide also said gov­ern­ment was deeply con­cerned about the likely loss of lives and prop­erty as well as other neg­a­tive en­vi­ron­men­tal con­se­quences which floods nor­mally bring.

He ad­vised peo­ple of the state, es­pe­cially those liv­ing in flood prone ar­eas to de­sist from dump­ing refuse in wa­ter chan­nels to pre­vent flood­ing.

A com­mu­nity wa­ter source in Imo state

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