The Kwara State Government has called the attention of the general public to the notification of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (Nimet) which says that there will be an upswing in the volume, duration and pattern of rainfall which in turn will lead to massive flooding that can be attributed to the effect of climate change on the environment, most especially, at Kosubosu and other riverine areas.
According to the government, the unfriendly change in the state’s climatic condition is caused by natural phenomena and there is a need to prepare for it.
The government added that the state has taken steps to prepare for the change in climatic condition through the Asa River dredging, construction of embankment, desilting of drainages, provision of additional waste bins, expansion of the dump site for proper waste disposal, and other means.
On this note, The Ministry of Environment implored all the people living in the Riverine Areas or all other related and floods affected Areas to migrate from such Environments/Areas to conducive and habitable environments for the safety of life and properties.
To avert loss of lives and property, the state government urged Kwarans to kindly get all necessary approvals before embarking on buildings of any kind, desist from building houses close to or on the waterways, and heed flood warnings.