Flooding: Edo gov’t asks residents in riverine areas to relocate

Flooding: Edo gov’t asks residents in riverine areas to relocate

The Edo State Government has asked residents living in riverine areas to relocate to higher grounds as a result of the impending flooding in some parts of the state.

The Commissioner for Communication and Orientation in the state, Chris Nehikhare said the state had been informed by relevant agencies of a likely flooding due to incessant torrential downpours across the country.

“Residents in lowlands and riverine areas, including those in Agenebode, Anegbete and Ilullshi of Etsako East, Etsako Central and Esan South East local government areas, and areas in Ikpoba Okha, Ovia North-East and Ovia South-West respectively, are hereby put on notice to be vigilant and relocate to a higher plain.

“The Edo State Government will provide the needed support required for residents displaced from their homes by flooding,” he said.

The commissioner said the state government was also working closely with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to ensure that residents affected by flooding have access to the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.

 

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