The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged Nigerians to obey warnings on impending flooding by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) to reduce destruction by menace in the country.
The Head of Operations of NEMA in Ekiti and Ondo states, Kadiri Olanrewaju, called on residents to take precautionary measures because Ekiti had been predicted to be among states to experience flooding based on the increased volume of rainfall.
The NEMA boss, who spoke during a road show on flood sensitisation and awareness at Oja-Bisi, Oja-Oba and Fayose markets in Ado-Ekiti, said most local government areas in the state were flood-prone with high risks due to seasonal rainfall.
In his remarks, the General Manager, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr Jide Borode, advised traders to shun the habit of dumping refuse in drains.
Also, the Director, Ekiti State Fire Service, Andrew Famosaya, urged residents to shun arbitrary felling of trees but rather plant trees to stop deforestation which could lead to flooding