The National Emergency Management Agency has raised the alarm on Ekiti State as being among the states expected to experience flooding based on increased volume of rainfall during the later part of this year.
The Head of Operations of NEMA in Ekiti and Ondo States, Kadiri Olanrewaju, disclosed this during a road show on flood sensitisation and awareness at Oja -Bisi, Oja -Oba and Fayose Markets recently in Ado-Ekiti, to educate traders on the risk of flood in different languages such as English, Pidgin, Igbo, Hausa and Ekiti dialect.
The agency called on residents of the state to take precautionary measures against the flooding predicted to occur in the state and its environs later this year.
In a statement, the agency noted that the forecast by relevant agencies had named Ekiti State among the states that were expected to experience flooding based on increased volume of rainfall, adding that most local government areas in the state were flood-prone with high risks due to sessional rainfall.
“Every one of us has witnessed the recent floods in Nigeria, which claimed lives, displaced thousands of people as well as destroy properties worth millions of naira. Floods cause widespread ecological dislocation.
“Therefore, it has become necessary for communities, individuals and authorities to take proactive measures. We need to believe that prevention is better and cheaper than cure, as well as consider climate change issues more seriously.”
Source: NEMA warns against imminent flood in Ekiti state – StocksWatch (stocksng.com)