Res­i­dents of flood-prone ar­eas told to re­lo­cate

Daily Trust - - ENVIRONMENT -

The Nige­ria Se­cu­rity and Civil De­fence Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna State Com­mand, has urged res­i­dents near river banks to ei­ther re­lo­cate or adopt se­ri­ous pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures as the rainy sea­son height­ens.

The ap­peal is con­tained in a state­ment signed by the Com­mand’s Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, ASCII Orndiir Terzungwe.

The state­ment quoted the State Corps Com­man­dant, Al­haji Modu Bunu, as say­ing that the warn­ing had be­come nec­es­sary in view of ugly ex­pe­ri­ences of the past.

“Rain fre­quency is high in the months of Au­gust to Oc­to­ber, thereby ex­pos­ing those who re­side near river banks and flood-prone ar­eas to the risk of flood. I re­call how flood dis­as­ter caused un­told hard­ship to res­i­dents of Kigo Road, Ka­bala Costain, Bachama Road in Tudun-Wada, Ra­mat Road/ Close in Ung­war Rimi and Goni-Gora among oth­ers in Kaduna in the past.”

He said per­sons who could pos­si­bly be af­fected by flood should do the need­ful.

He said the com­mand was ready to dis­charge its of­fi­cial du­ties ef­fec­tively, par­tic­u­larly in dis­as­ter man­age­ment, pro­vided such oc­cur­rence was re­ported promptly, stressing that dis­as­ter man­age­ment was one of the man­dates of the corps. (NAN)

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