NEMA issues flood alert to Kogi communities
By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA—The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said, yesterday in Abuja, that it had received a distress call of imminent flood in Sarkin Noma, Ganaja, Lokoja Local Government Area and Igalamela-Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi State.
NEMA, in a statement by its spokesman, Sani Datti, said: “Following the alert, the agency has immediately established contact with the state’s Commissioner for Environment, State Emergency Management Agency and other relevant stakeholders while a team from the agency is due to arrive the state for appropriate action to the affected persons and communities.
“NEMA strongly advises the communities living around the flood plains to immediately relocate to higher grounds for safety to avoid the dan-ger of the imminent flood.”