Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, on Sunday ordered the immediate evacuation of persons whose houses have been submerged by the latest flood that ravaged Nasarawa town in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state to safer places.
This was even as the governor has also ordered that food items, mattresses and other relief items be provided without delay to the affected persons.
Governor Sule’s order to these effects was contained in a statement issued to journalists in Lafia by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Addra.
The statement said that the governor gave the orders when he rushed to sympathize with the flood victims in the ancient town of Nasarawa.
The statement said, “The governor also thanked the Emir of Nasarawa, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibrin, and the chairman of the local council for their prompt actions in assessing the situation.
“Governor Sule urged the people to desist from building on waterways and stop indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainages.
“He also expresses commitment of his administration to take a second look at the channelisation project, while hoping to seek the collaboration of the Federal Government in tackling the age-long ecological problems in the area.”