The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to extend relief assistance to the people affected by flood in over 150 communities in Kogi State.
Aliyu, in a statement issued by her Special Assistant on Media, Mr Austine Elemue, on Wednesday in Abuja, described the incident as “tragic and unfortunate.”
The minister also appealed to other relevant stakeholders to come to the aid of the victims who were severely devastated by flood, which led to loss of cash crops and valuable property.
Aliyu, however, commended the Kogi State Government for the quick intervention through the state Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
She said that the establishment of over 20 camps by the government to accommodate flood victims was a step in the right direction.
Aliyu, who commiserated with victims of the flood, advised residents of flood-prone areas and affected communities to cooperate with the state government by relocating to safer places to avoid further loss of property.
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the great loss occasioned by the flood and my heart goes out to all victims in time of grief. This is tragic and unfortunate.”
It could be recalled that over 150 communities were submerged following flooding in nine local government areas of the state.
The local government areas severely affected are: Ibaji, Kogi Koton Karfe, Lokoja, Ofu, Ajaokuta, Omala and Idah. (NAN)
Edited by Edwin Nwachukwu/Bayo Sekoni
- Woman prays court to grant her custody of 2-yr son
- Court remands labourer for allegedly defiling neighbour’s daughter
- NYSC SAED will prepare you for the challenges of unemployment, Okpongete charges corps members
- 14 political parties to participate in Adamawa local council election
- NASA tracks swarm of asteroids zooming toward earth at breakneck speed
- Cleric urges Nigerians to pray for leaders irrespective of differences
- Kogi guber: Attack on SDP secretariat a threat to democracy – Ondo SDP
- EU lawyer: Jailed Catalan leader should have EU parliament immunity
- Asylum seekers cannot lose shelter, food as punishment – EU court
- Kaduna Govt., CS-SUNN train committee on effective nutrition coordination
- Bayelsa poll: Court disqualifies APC deputy governorship candidate over false information
- World Pneumonia Day: Nigeria contributes highest number of child pneumonia globally – UNICEF
- Britain’s opposition Labour Party reports sophisticated cyber attack
- Adegboyega varsity to establish agro-solar power project -VC
- Security: Gov. Matawalle urges repentant bandits to sustain peace
- Thai police arrest 4 suspects over murder of Karen activist
- Amaechi, Peterside mourn death of Prof Tam David-West
- Kano Assembly urges government to construct access road in Kiru LGA
- Most states not implementing Contributory Pension Scheme — PENCOM report
- Russian PM endorses production of ebola vaccine for DRC, others at Novosibirsk facility