Floods alert: KEPA Warns Residents Living Close to Water Relocate
The Kaduna State Ministry of Environment and the Kaduna Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA) is drawing the attention of residents living close to river Kaduna and other flood-prone areas,to temporarily relocate to safer areas.
According to a statement signed by Kaduna Environment Commissioner, Alhaji Ibrahim Husseini, “Ngeriancal Agency (NIMET) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have predicted that Kaduna and other states of the country may experience floods as water levels in River Niger and Benue have continued to rise since the month of July.”
Residents are advised to desist from dumping refuse and waste materials in water ways and drainages, instead they should imbibe the habit of clearing gutters and drainages in their communities to guard against floods.
Communities are also advised to cooperate with all relevant government agencies.