- Allumaga assured that plans were being put in place to provide relief materials to the affected communities in Toto LGA and the Federal University off-campus area in Lafia
- The director reported a flooding incident in Toto LGA, resulting in the submersion of around 60 houses and extensive destruction of numerous properties
In two local government districts of Nasarawa State, there was a disastrous flood that damaged over 60 homes and other buildings worth millions of naira.
Zachary Allumaga, Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA), announced the news at a press conference on Saturday in Lafia.
He referred to the awful flood catastrophe, which left many residents homeless and their possessions in ruins.
It was observed that in Lafia, the flood overwhelmed the student’s residential area (Off-campus) at the Federal University of Lafia, wreaking havoc on personal properties such as computers, mattresses, books, food items, and other valuables.
The director, while giving details of a separate flooding incident that occured in Toto LGA, said approximately 60 houses were submerged and a vast number of properties were destroyed.
He attributed the flooding in Toto LGA to gully erosion.
Allumaga assured that plans were being put in place to provide relief materials to the affected communities in Toto LGA and the Federal University off-campus area in Lafia.
The NASEMA DG assured that the agency would remain resolute in fulfilling its mandate, which includes disaster prevention and mitigation through various initiatives such as awareness campaigns, victim evacuation, and the provision of relief materials to disaster-stricken communities.