Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State has advised the people of the state to be at alert as the floods, which hit the state recently, will continue for a long time.
Wada gave the advice in Lokoja on Sunday while receiving relief
materials donated to the state by Partners for Development and Baby
He said the brief he just received from experts on the flood disaster was categorical that the state would witness more floods.
Wada added that the government would do its best to mitigate the effects
of the disaster on the people living in the affected 332 communities
spread across the nine local government areas of the state.
The governor, who had earlier met with officials of National Emergency
Management Agency to get a situation report on the flooding, thanked the
donors for their support and assistance, assuring them that the
materials would reach the victims.
He also appealed to well-meaning individuals and groups t, who urgently
required the support and assistance of everybody to start life again.
Mr Tony Amegho, who spoke on behalf of the donors, said the materials
represented the first in the series of assistance that would be coming
to the victims.