Kaduna residents in flood prone areas say nowhere to relocate

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Kaduna residents in flood prone areas say nowhere to relocate

Katsina: Flood disaster rendered persons homeless
Katsina: Flood disaster rendered persons homeless

Some residents living in flood-prone areas of Kaduna State say they will not relocate as they had nowhere to go in spite of predicted increase in flooding.

One of them, Mrs Anna Okolie, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during a survey on preparedness for predicted flooding, that her family members decided to stay because they had invested a lot in building their house.

“I am not planning to vacate my home because it is not a rented house; we have invested so much to just abandon it for the sake of flood,” Okolie said.

She said government should find a permanent solution to the persistent flooding problem, instead of asking people to relocate every rainy season.

However, Okolie commended the Kaduna State Government for constructing a bridge that had helped in dredging the river.

Another resident, Danladi Ahmed, said with the newly constructed bridge “we will take chances to find out if the flood will affect us this year” .

“Every year, it floods…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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