Bello who made the appeal on Saturday during a state broadcast said the declaration will help to unlock the nation’s latent capabilities to respond more aggressively with more men, money and materials to this harrowing situation.
”The flooding affected Lokoja, Kogi-Koto, Ajaokuta, Ofu, Igalamela-Odolu, Bassa, Idah, Ibaji and Omala. Ibaji is almost 100 per cent underwater while the rest range from 30 per cent.
”Other inland LGAs also have some degree of flooding from smaller rivers and tributaries,” he said.(NAN)