Agency partners with ministry to check flood in Enugu


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it is collaborating with the Enugu State Ministry of Environment and Enugu State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to check flash flood in the state.

Flash flood is a seasonal disaster that confronts the state and even within Enugu metropolis, yearly.

NEMA Zonal Coordinator Mr. Fred Anusim said in Enugu on that the agency is also extending the sensitisation to communities and council areas, mostly affected by flash flood.

Anusim said that the agency is also engaging the chairmen of the councils to ensure de-silting of all drains ahead of the major months of the rainy season.

He emphasised the urgent need for residents to be environmentally-disciplined and shun habits of throw refuse into drains as well as dumping them indiscriminately.

Anusim also said that the agency was tinkering with the idea of collaborating with the state ministry and SEMA to check indiscriminate dumping of refuse by using the mass media especially the radio.