Six LGAs in Ebonyi flooded – NEMA

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says six local governments in Ebonyi state have been affected by flood.

The South-East Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Fred Anusim, said this during a sensitisation tour of the state.

Anusim said that following NIMET’s prediction, NEMA and SEMA embarked on an intensive sensitisation on causes, impact and management of the disaster.

He urged council chairmen and relevant stakeholders in Afikpo north, Abakaliki, Ezza north, Ikwo, Ohaukwu and Ebonyi to take the message down to their people.

We are at the first phase of the disaster management, which is getting people informed, while proper monitoring of relief materials will be done when distribution commences,” he said.

The exercise featured lectures on human induced causes, natural causes, prevention and management.

The programme attracted stakeholders, top government functionaries and farmers, among others.