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NEMA embarks on sensitisation over flood

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has embarked on grassroots sensitisation in the South East to contain impending flood in parts of the zone.

The South East Zonal Coordinator of the Agency, Mr Fred Anusim made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday.

Anusim, who is in charge of Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi states, noted that preventing disaster through information dissemination was cheaper and better than solving it.

Anusim listed some of the council areas prone to flood in Enugu State to include Nkanu East, Enugu North, Enugu South, Oji-River and Uzo-Uwani local government areas.

He said that in Anambra, Ogbaru, Onitsha South, Ayamelum and Anambra East would be affected while in Ebonyi; Ivo, Ikwo, Abakaliki and some parts of Ishielu would be affected.

“In Nigeria, we are lucky that the only disaster we always face is flooding, but in most cases we are the ones that create such problems for ourselves,”

Anusim appealed to governments of the zone to take disaster management seriously.

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