From: Linus Oota, Lafia
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has urged citizens of the state to take precautionary measures in order to avert flooding by staying away from flood-prone areas.
Speaker of the Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, stated this on Monday, while responding to a motion moved by Hon. Daniel Ogazi (APC-Kokona East) on the need for the people of the state to take precaution against flooding.
Abdullahi advised residents of the state against indiscriminate dumping of refuse especially on drainages and undesignated sites considering its health implication on human lives as well as to avoid flooding.
The Speaker also urged the people of the state to keep their environment clean in the interest of their health and to ensure clean environment.
“We are calling on the state ministry of Information to sensitize and educate our people across the state on the danger of flooding so that our people can take precautionary measures against this ugly trend.
“We also appeal to Federal government as a matter of urgency to assist the victims of this natural calamity so as to better the standard of living of the victims of flooding in the state.
“The Authorities saddled with the responsibility of approving building plan should adhere strictly to the ethics of their profession, they should not compromise standard in discharging their responsibility,” he said.
Balarabe Abdullahi also sympathised with the victims of the flood disaster in the state.