Sunday, 7 August 2016

Citizens Of Anambra In Riverine Communities Asked To Relocate Immediately

The Anambra State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has called on riverine communities in the state to immediately relocate to safer grounds in order to avoid impending flood disaster.

A statement signed by the executive secretary of SEMA, Chief Paul Odenigbo says frightening information obtained from the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and the government of the Republic of Niger indicate that the River Niger in particular would any moment from now over flow its bank and is likely to cause monumental deluge similar to the 2012 flood disaster in Nigeria.
Chief Odenigbo noted that the flood surge might affect other rivers and streams in the state and particularly called on all concerned persons, communities and relevant authorities to evacuate promptly pointing out that life is sacrosanct and more valuable than property.

SEMA implored riverine communities in Ayamelum, Anambra East and West, Ogbaru, Onitsha North and South, Awka North, idemili South, Ihiala and Ekwusigo to commence evacuation immediately.
The agency also disclosed that it would this week begin flood sensitization campaigns in the ten flood prone local government areas of the state in compliance with the directive of Governor Willie Obiano.
SEMA also assured that the state government would deploy all resources and logistics at its disposal to mitigate adverse effects of likely victims of the impending flood disaster pointing out that internally displaced persons, IDP camps would be provided with basic requirements of victims of flood disaster.

Source : abs

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