The Kaduna state Environmental Protection Authority, (KEPA) has issued 305 relocation notices to residents of flood-prone areas in the state.
KEPA General Manager Lawal Jibrin told reporters in Kaduna that about 30 flood cases were reported in 2020. He also noted that the notices became necessary after a series meetings and interactions with various stakeholders. “We urge those issued notices in flood-prone areas to relocate to safer places before the rain begins in their own interest.’’
He however, explained that the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) did not predict that Kaduna state would experience flood in 2021, except for human-induced causes.
Lawal also advised residents to desist from dumping refuse in waterways and drainages, instead they should imbibe the habit of clearing gutters and drainages in their surroundings to guard against flood.