By Bala Dauda, Damaturu
Gov. Mai Mala Buni has directed both the state ministries of works and environment to intensify measures to check the anticipated floods as warned by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet).
This is contained in a statement by Buni’s Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed in Damaturu.
The governor said measures earlier taken by the ministries must be intensified, as the spate of rainfall in the state will soon be intensive.
He also directed the affected ministries and their agencies to liaise with the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) to take measures that would effectively reduce the floods.
“The measures must be vibrant and consistent to effectively reduce the floods and safeguard our communities.
“Government is committed to provide the necessary resources and working tools to curb the menace.
“Government would engage communities that are vulnerable to the floods to collectively fight the anticipated flood,” Buni said.
The governor, therefore, called on the people to co-operate with government and professional advise issued to them to ensure their safety.
“Our people in the urban areas should also support government by clearing the drains infront of their houses.
“You should avoid erecting structures to block the waterways to cause stagnation and flood into your houses and others,” he advised.
Buni further directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to be prepared to tackle possible cases of eventualities.