Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The National Emergency Management Agency( NEMA) has predicted that Kogi State is likely to experience another flooding this year if drainages are not properly drained of blockages. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a one day forum organized by NEMA office Abuja in collaboration with the Kogi State Emergency Management Agency and made available to The Union in Lokoja.
The communiqué however indicated that though the annual rainfall prediction for the year in the state would be moderate and normal, the state it noted may be flooded if the drainages are blocked. According to the communiqué Kogi State would witness late onset and late cessation of rainfall while most parts of the state would also experience high temperature.
The communiqué equally stated that Kogi will witness high mosquitoes bite with possible malaria prevalence and appealed to farmers in the state to apply the 2015 predictions to their agricultural practices which would include both plant and animal productions. It advised individuals, groups, agencies and organizations to utilize the possibility of harnessing solar energy and to also build synergy with the media in information dissemination on the NIMET predictions. The communiqué further appealed to citizens of the state to take all warnings on the prediction seriously by taking cognizance of it in their actions.