Kogi Flood: More Homes In Ganaja Go Under Water [PHOTOS]
More and more residents of Ganaja Village in Kogi State are being displaced by the rising Rivers Niger and Benue within the region.
The water level increased on Thursday (September 19th), submerging more homes, as residents appeared helpless.
The water, which used to be over 300 metres away from the closest homes has submerged homes, reaching roof level in some areas while some residents who live in storey buildings are stranded.
Some residents of the area are putting up at a primary school that has been provided by the government of the state.
The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Sanusi Yahaya, earlier told Bounce News that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had also sent some relief items.
Mattresses, blankets and mats were some of the items they have received to cushion the effect of the flood that has taken over several streets in Ganaja Village and some other communities.
“Since NEMA has brought non-food items at present, the state government decided to procure food items for victims to enable them feed themselves in the camps.
“This is just the first batch of the distribution, more items are underway because our governor has graciously approved the release of funds to get more of the food items,” Sanusi said.
The residents have appealed to individuals, corporate organisations and professional bodies to assist the flood victims with foodstuff and other relief materials.
He, however, commended the Rotary Club and the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, in the state for supporting the victims with medicare, foodstuffs and other items.
“We have put measures in place to ensure adequate supervision so that items donated get to the affected victims,” the commissioner said.
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