Brace Up for Flooding, Emergency Experts Warn Kogi Govt

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In view of the possibility of flooding in some states in the federation, stakeholders in emergency management have called on the Kogi state government to begin preparation towards mitigating victim’s suffering should the disaster hit the state.

The stakeholders, in a communique issued in Lokoja on Sunday after their meeting, urged the state government to immediately begin the renovation and cleaning of all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state in readiness for possible flooding, most particularly in all the affected local governments.

According to the stakeholders, schools should be made ready to become emergency camps where necessary with health facilities and welfare packages put in place.

The communique was issued at the end of a one-day meeting convened by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to appraise the level of  preparedness and early response strategies put in place to confront the flood disaster by the stakeholders.

“Children in camps should be provided with training facilities,” they said in the communique signed on their behalf  by Mr Enemali Abdul of the State Emergencgy Management Agency (SEMA) and Mr Ginikanwa Nwosu of NEMA.

Credit: New Telegraph

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