FLOOD: Take NIHSA, NIMET Warning Serious, Warri Residents Urged

Following the warming from the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) warning of imminent flood across 28 States as well as over 102 Local government areas in Nigeria, which Delta state and three Warri local government areas, residents have been charged to heed to the warnings.

Ā Member Representing Warri Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi advised residents in Warri Federal constituency to be at alert and move to higher land in order to be safe from the predicted flood.

Chief Ereyitomi gave the caution recently as the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA also added their voice, calling on his esteem constituents residing in flood prone communities under Warri South, Warri North and Warri South-West LGAs to as a matter of urgency watch out for the flood and evacuate their properties to higher place for safety.

Ereyitomi while urging them to relocate assured of prevailing on the NEMA and other relevant government agencies to come to their aid with relevant assistance from government.

The member representing Warri at the National Assembly enjoined his Warri constituents to be calm as flood is a natural occurrenceĀ  and won’t be severe like previous years, Hon. Ereyitomi reiterated that Warri LGAs are among areas to be water voluminously affected.

The Warri federal parliamentarian who is also a principle member in the 9th NASS and Deputy Chairman Niger Delta Development Commission , NDDC stressed that welfare and well being of his people is Paramount always and shall do everything possible as sure possibility for theirĀ  progressĀ  as well as improve onĀ  good living condition.

Spokesman to Chief Ereyitomi, Amb. Toyin Agbolaya JP hinted that the House of Reps member is on top of the situation and would follow it up with topmost zeal.

He urged Warri residents to be hygienically conscious even as flood prediction comes, charging them to always observe COVID-19 protocol of washing of hands, use of face masksĀ  and maintaining social distancing in order to be safe.

It would be recall that the state government Monday 31, August 2020, warned those living in and around flood prone areas to relocate to upland as there would be camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).


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