//Godwin Ekosin, Kaduna//
As raining season reaching its pick in sub-Sahara Africa with particular reference to Northern Nigeria, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has forecasted that this year’s flood will be greater than that of previous years hence people resident in Kaduna State to watch closely.
Kaduna has in 2012 lost lives and property worth millions to that year’s flood emanating from release from dam in Niger Republic.
NEMA Zonal Coordinator in charge of North-west, Musa Abdullahi
Ilallah, who stated this in kaduna on Monday in a chart with online newsmen was quick to appeal to State government to ask people living in river banks to vacate the area as soon as possible to avoid the excess water that torrential rain may brought.
Alhaji Musa warned against indiscriminate dumping of refuse and building along water ways. He then enjoined relevant authorities in the states to be up and doing to embark on massive awareness to sensitize people on how to avoid falling victim of warning visitor.
On recent flooding in some states within his zone, the Coordinator disclosed that NEMA had carried out an assessment tour of the affected areas and awaiting possible response from its headquarters to bring succor to the affected persons.
The North-west zone of the NEMA comprises of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.