The Kaduna State Ministry of Environment on Monday called on occupants living near River Kaduna and other flood-inclined territories to temporarily migrate to more secure regions.
Commissioner for Environment, Malam Ibrahim Husseini in a press statement made available to newsmen today appealed to residents in Nasarawa, Kigo road, and part of Barnawa to urgently relocate to a safe place in order to avoid destructions caused by flood as it was in the past.
He said that Nigerian Meteorological Agency and National Emergency Management Agency had predicted that Kaduna and other states of the federation might experience flooding as water levels in River Niger and Benue continues to rise since July.
The commissioner said an NGO, Christain Aid (CAID), had distributed posters and flyers to communities prone to flood.
“Flood guages have been installed in Unguwar Rimi, Bashama Road in Tudun Wada and Ungwar Rimi to aid local knowledge, monitoring/forecasting dissemination of information and immediate action in respective communities.,” he said.
He advised residents to desist from dumping refuse and waste in waterways and drainages to avert flooding as it was one of the major cause the last time it occured.
Hussaini called on residents to imbibe the habit of clearing gutters and drainages in their communities to guard against such disaster.