Sunday, September 13, 2020

Flood displaces over 2,500 in Jebba, Kwara


      Kwara State Governor,  Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq

Over 2, 500 people have been displaced from their abodes by a recent flood in the Jebba community and its environs in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State .

The flood , according to the deputy leader in the Kwara State House of Assembly, John Bello, was as a result of a downpour in the Jebba area a few days ago . The rainfall also washed away several hectares of farmlands , destroying various crops .

Paying an on - the-spot assessment to the area , Bello who represents Lanwa /Ejidongari Constituency in the Assembly sympathised with the affected victims of the flood and assured them of government ’ s intervention .

Bello said that the state governor , Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq has best interest of the people at heart, adding that he will intervene and send relief materials to the displaced people .

He noted that plans are underway by the state government to evacuate the victims from the affected areas to a safe abode pending the time the downpour would cease .

Also , a representative of the National Emergency Management Agency , Esther Adaranbori, urged the people to always clear the waterways and keep their drainages clean always so as to prevent future occurrence .

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