Flood submerges over nine LGAs in Kogi, as lawmaker claims his constituents sleep by the road-side

No fewer than nine local government areas in Kogi State, have been submerged by flood


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Flood submerges over nine LGAs in Kogi, as lawmaker claims his constituents sleep by the road-side
One of the affected areas in Koton Karfe


No fewer than nine local government areas in Kogi State, have been submerged by flood, even as several residents of Koton Karfe Communities, are reportedly sleeping by the road-side and schools.

 

Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that the affected Local Government Areas are: Ibaji, Koton Karfe, Ajaokuta, Igalamela, Lokoja, Ofu, Bassa, Idah, and Omala.

 

Lamenting the situation at the Floor of Kogi State House of Assembly earlier today, Wednesday September 30, the lawmaker representing Kogi Koton Karfe, Hon. Abubakar Tanko Muhammed, in a motion of urgent public importance, said the effect of the flood was devastating and worrisome, stressing that most people in the Local Government Area have lost their houses, farm lands and source of livelihood.

 

"I am currently on my knees Mr. Speaker, almost all my constituency have been taken over by flood and my people sacked from their homes. Things are becoming unbearable. The Federal and State Governments need to do something before the situation gets out of hand. Their lives are currently in danger," Muhammed pleads. 

 

He called on the State Government and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to come to the aid of the people affected by flood in the state, adding that things are becoming unbearable for the people.

 

In their various contributions, the Members representing Lokoja I Constituency, Hon. Umar Isah Tenimu, Dekina/Biraidu, Hon. Edoko Moses Ododo and Dekina/Okura, Enema Paul respectively, called for synergy among the Ministry of Health and Rural Development, adding that there is need to create IDP camps, across affected Local Government Areas.

 

In his ruling, the Speaker, Prince Mathew Kolawole, said it is a sad situation and advised all those living in flood prone areas to relocate before the flood gets to them.

 

Meanwhile, Kogi State House of Assembly, has given speedy approval to the state government to access over N1.5Billion from a commercial bank, to pay its counterpart fund for the 2020 Universal Basic Education projects in the state.

 

The approval was granted after the Speaker, Prince Mathew Kolawole, read the request of the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to borrow money for payment of the counterpart fund to access UBE funds at plenary. 


Copyright: Fresh Angle International (www.freshangleng.com)


Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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