LASEMA remains on high alert, with strengthened infrastructure in place to deal with any impending challenges.
Cameroon is set to release the flood gates of the Lagdo Dam on the Benue River, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
In a statement issued on Monday, LASEMA Permanent Secretary Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu stated that the agency was completely prepared for the flood opening.
“The state has implemented holistic measures in accordance with the paradigm shift from response to effective and efficient disaster management, preparedness, and prevention.”
“This comprehensive approach includes sensitization and advocacy in historically affected areas, as well as the empowerment of local emergency management committees.”
“This includes strengthening early warning systems as well as clearing drainage and gutters at the state and local government area levels.”
“We remain on high alert with improved infrastructure to manage any imminent challenges,” he stated.
He did, however, urge citizens to remain calm.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), there has been an alert about a probable flood along the River Benue basin in the coming days.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the advisory in a letter dated August 21 and signed by Umar Salisu, the ministry’s Director of African Affairs.