Flood: Benue Residents Implored to Move to Safer Areas

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By Isaac Kertyo, Makurdi

Residents of Makurdi, the Benue State capital have been admonished to relocate to Safer grounds to avoid being cut up in the impending flood.

Commissioner in charge of Ministry of Water Resources, Environment and Climate Change in Benue State, Odo Ogwu gave this counsel when he visited Greater Makurdi Water Works, banks of River Benue among other areas, few days after assuming duty as Commissioner.

Mr Ogwu stated that in view of warnings from relevant authorities regarding the impending flood, there is need for residents living within the river banks to relocate to safer areas to avoid being affected by the disaster.

To this end, the Commissioner assured that the ministry is putting in place mechanisms to reduce the impact of the flood through opening up of drainage channels that have blocked water ways to allow free flow of water, adding that government is committed to improving sanitation in the state.

It could be recalled that National Emergency Management Agency, NAMA, and other relevant authorities had warned the affected states, including Benue about the release of water from the Cameron’s lagdo dam this year.

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