Nigeria: Flood – Kogi Govt Warns Victims Against Returning Home

kogiLokoja — As displaced people return to their houses, the state government has warned that they should hold on until integrity test is carried out on their buildings.

The state’s deputy governor, Arc Yomi Awoniyi, gave the warning yesterday in Lokoja, while receiving a donation of 500 mattresses from Mouka Foams Limited.

The deputy governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Ogu Onukutu, appealed to the victims to wait for an audit test to establish the buildings strength and for the houses to be fumigated to ward off reptiles.

Awoniyi said the government is concerned about safety and post flood management, adding that they have acquired plots of land for the construction of low cost houses for the people.

He said the gesture will go a long way in cushioning the effect of the disaster on the victims. Earlier, the Managing Director of Mouka Foams, Mr. Peju Adebajo, said the items were donated to aid the rehabilitation of displaced persons.

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