Following the prediction of massive flooding from next month, the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA warned residents of Kwara State living around lowlands and river bank Areas to relocate to higher grounds.
NEMA Director General, Muhammed Alhaji Muhammadu during this warning while distributing the relief materials to the victims of rainstorm disaster in four local government areas of Kwara central constituency.
Alhaji Muhammadu said the warning came few days after the Nigeria Meteorological Agency NIMET predicted torrential rainfalls in Kebbi, Kwara and others, which could precipitate flooding from next month.
The NEMA boss, who was represented by the Head, Minna Operations of the agency, Mrs Lydia Wagami also implored residents within the metropolitan areas to avoid indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainages and adhere strictly to building codes with a view to averting flood disaster.
Mrs Magami also Advised residents of the state to Always use quality building materials while erecting structures to minimize the recurrence of storms related disasters.
In his remark, The Senator representing Kwara central constituency, Dr. Ibrahim Yahya Oloriegbe who facilitated the distribution urged residents along flood prone areas to immediately quit and relocate to safer locations in their own interest.
Dr Oloriegbe Commended the management of the agency for its rapid response to the plights of the rain and windstorm victims in his senatorial district.
Correspondent Sodiq Adebara reports that some items distributed for the rainstorm victims were 528 bags of 12.5kg maize, 53 kegs of 20 litres , 27 bags of salt, 1,056 pieces of mattress; 1,584 pieces of blankets 1,104 bags of cement; 1,104 bundles of roofing sheets among others.