By Samuel Ekele – lokoja
Kogi state ministry for Environment and Natural Resources says it is collaborating with ministry for works and Housing to make motorable an alternative road linking ganaja village to ganaja junction to reduce traffic grid lock cause by the flood.
Kogi state commissioner for environment and Natural Resources, Victor Omofaiye stated this while monitoring the flood situation in lokoja the state capital.
He said that the flood did not come as a surprise, noting that the state government had been proactive in taking measures to reduce the impact of flooding since Nimet predicted that ten local government areas in the state would be affected.
Chief Omofaiye explained that the state government’s proactive measures in tackling flood had paid off as people living in flood prone areas had been fully sensitize ahead of time saying that the present administration has provided various palliatives and camps for victims of flood in the state.
The Commissioner said the ministry was already reaching out to all relevant stakeholders to ensure that relief materials and other essential facilities were provided in the camps.