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Delta state government set for flood control

Delta State Governor, Doctor Emmanuel Uduaghan has said that the state government will adopt three approaches to tackle the impact of flooding, should the prediction of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency come true.

The governor made the government’s position known at a meeting with the state’s flood committee, government executives and members of the state’s House of Assembly in Asaba.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency had predicted that the heavy rains that caused devastation in different parts of the country and claimed scores of lives in 2012 might still recur this year.

Governor Uduagan, therefore, stressed the urgent need to address the challenge.

According to him, the state government will build permanent relief camps with necessary facilities in place to make life meaningful, unlike what happened in 2012.

He said that the state government would embark on an advocacy campaign on proper waste disposal and encourage flood-prone communities to evacuate to the camps if flooding recurred.

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