By Salau Ibrahim

The Kogi State Emergency Management Agency has partnered with the Ministry of Environment and N-HYPADEC to prepare for potential flood disasters.

In an effort to mitigate the impact of these disasters, the Executive Secretary of the agency, AlhajiAlhaji Mouktar Atimah said the agency is implementing proactive measures across all 21 local government areas.

During a recent strategic meeting in Lokoja, key stakeholders from the Kogi State Emergency Management Agency (KOSEMA) and the Ministry of Environment discussed effective solutions such as improved drainage systems, environmental sanitation, and awareness campaigns.

KOSEMA recognizes the Ministry of Environment’s crucial role in disaster management, particularly in flood prevention.

The Honourable Commissioner for the Ministry, Engr. Joseph Oluwaseun, commended KOSEMA’s efforts and stressed the importance of regular meetings to address challenges in disaster management.

Additionally, KOSEMA met with the National Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (N-HYPADEC) to discuss the 2024 flood predictions released by NIMET.

The team emphasized HYPADEC’s vital role in disaster management and sought their support in mitigating the impending flood.

Engr. Joan Oguche, the State Coordinator for HYPADEC, acknowledged the agency’s importance in disaster management and pledged support, synergy, and collaboration as requested by KOSEMA.

Mr. Michael Omeiza Ajayi, the Area Officer in HYPADEC, shared the commission’s intervention programs for flood victims, including relief support, medical outreaches, skill acquisition schemes, and rehabilitation of affected buildings.

Through these collaborative efforts, the Kogi State Government is demonstrating its dedication to protecting its communities and reducing the impact of future flood disasters.

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