Niger State Flood: Niger State government has pleaded with the Federal Government for immediate assistance to tackle the flood ravaging the state, especially in the resettlement of communities already affected by the perennial flood.
The state Acting Governor, Ahmed Ketso, made this appeal yesterday in an interactive session with journalists after inaugurating Correspondents Chapel of NUJ office in Minna.
He explained that as the rains set in this year, “several communities within the planes of rivers Niger and Kaduna are now being threatened by the impending flood.”
Communities mostly affected, according to the Acting Governor, include Shiroro, Mokwa, Lavun, Borgu, Wushishi, Lapai abd Agaie Local Government areas, with their houses and farm produce submerged completely.
He said already, the state government has sent a letter of appeal to the Federal Government seeking for its prompt intervention to save the lives of millions of people affected by flood every year in the state.