The affected LGAs are Nasarawa, Toto, Doma, Awe, Lafia, Obi, Karu and Akwanga.
The Executive Secretary of NASEMA, Zachary Allumaga, told newsmen on Thursday in Lafia that there was a possibility that the flood could displace one million people in the state before the end of the rainy season.
Allumaga said the state emergency agency had swung into action by dispatching a search and rescue team and its officials to the affected local government areas and communities for an on-the-spot assessment.
He said, “The agency with the authority of the governor went round and began sensitising people at the riverine areas in the flood prone LGAs, Nasarawa, Toto, Doma, Awe, and the flood flash point LGAs, Lafia, Obi, Karu and Akwanga.
“About 135,000 people were displaced in Umaisha, Toto LGA, 226,000 displaced in Nasarawa. Five communities in Doma and two communities in Obi LGA were submerged. As I talk to you, our men are in the river to take assessment, search and rescue.”
He, however, appealed to the people that live along riverine areas to move to high ground to avoid any form of casualties.
Our correspondent reports that the Nasarawa State House of Assembly had on Monday directed the state government to distribute relief materials to cushion effect of hardship of flood victims in the state. CONTINUE READING……………………..
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