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Flooding: Kogi sets up camps for Lokoja victims

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Pic.14. Motorist and motorcycle rider wadding through flood after a downpour at Jimoh Bus stop, Egbeda Akowonjo in Lagos on Tuesday (10/7/18). 03697/10/7/2018/Kayode Oladapo /OTU/JAU/NAN

The Kogi government has set up temporary camps for victims of flood in Lokoja, as more houses get submerged in the confluence city.

Sanusi Yahaya, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, said that camps have been opened in Wada Estate and Old Poly Quarters in the state’s capital city to accommodate the flood victims.

“We are already collaborating with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that relief materials and other essential facilities are provided in the camps.

“We had challenge of water supply yesterday (Saturday) because the borehole is not functioning, but we have been able to resolve that by providing alternative water supply sources.

“Light and clinic are also other challenges because the camp has not been connected to the grid, but since it is an emergency, we will solve the problems as they are being identified.

“The accommodation is adequate for the number of people currently displaced. We can still accommodate more people.

“Already, NEMA officials have visited the camps in Koton-karfe. As we speak, they are on their way to Lokoja with other teams sent by the federal government to assess the situation,” Yahaya said.