Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kwara orders residents to quit River Niger banks

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In Adamawa State, the heavy rainfalls caused floods that killed two people and ravaged properties worth millions of naira.

Residents of Kosubosu and Jebba living on the banks of River Niger have been ordered to relocate.

The Kwara State Government has ordered residents of Kosubosu and Jebba,  on the banks of River Niger, to relocate following the forecast of an impending flood disaster.

The State Commissioner for Environment and Forestry, Samuel Bamisaiye, gave the order on Friday in Ilorin.

 “The call is to avoid damages that may occur as a result of flood disaster from the impending downpour,” he said. “This warning becomes imperative after an alert on likely flood in some states of the federation, including Kwara through meteorological forecast.”

The commissioner also admonished other residents of the state to keep their drains and surroundings clean at all times, adding that appropriate sanction would be imposed on the occupants of any building with bushy surroundings.

He also warned the public against trekking on the median, thereby destroying the ornamental plants cultivated to beautify the state capital.

The commissioner further warned pastoralists against grazing their animals along the roads to prevent unnecessary accidents.

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