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Kebbi earmarks 1.5bn for flood management

The Kebbi State Government says it has earmarked 1.5 Billion Naira in anticipation of any emergency that may arise from the envisaged flooding and related emergencies in the state.

Chairman of the Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Sani Dododo, stated this in Birnin Kebbi while briefing newsmen on the Agency’s level of preparedness for disaster management.

He said that the state must be ready to tackle any Emergency in line with the alert from the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency Management Agency, that it would be among the thirteen states to witness flooding this year.

Mr Dododo explained that the state’s Emergency Management Agency also received similar reports from Niamey in the Niger Republic, that Six of Nine countries that make up the River Basin Authority have released water into Nigeria’s River Niger and River Benue since September, making the water level to rise to Six-Point-Two -Six cubic meters.

The Chairman of the Agency maintained that it was ready for any eventualities that arise as a result of this development.

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