‘Relocate to higher planes’-Edo govt urges Riverine residents

The Edo State Government has urged residents in lowland and riverine areas to relocate to higher plans as a result of impending floods in the areas. In a statement, Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare said: “The Edo State Government has been informed by relevant agencies of a likely flooding due to incessant torrential downpours across the country. READ ALSO:INEC Edo headquarters flooded, voter registration relocated after heavy rain “We are using this medium to inform residents in lowlands and riverine areas including those in Agenebode, Anegbette and Ilullshi of Etsako East, Etsako Central and Esan South East LGA, and areas in Ikpoba Okha, Ovia North-East and Ovia South-West, respectively, to relocate to a higher plain. “The Edo State Government will provide the needed support required to residents displaced from their homes by flooding.” “The State Government is also working closely with the NEMA to ensure that residents affected by flooding have access to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps,” Nehikhare added The post ‘Relocate to higher planes’-Edo govt urges Riverine residents appeared first on Guardian Nigeria News.

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