KOSEMA Visit Water Ministry, Seeks Synergy To Tackle Flood Disaster In Kogi

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Kogi State Emergency Management Agency (KOSEMA) has solicited the collaboration and synergy of the Ministry of Water Resources to tackle the impending flooding as predicted by Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet).

The Executive Secretary, KOSEMA Alhaji Mouktar Atimah who led a team of the agency for a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Water Resources, said the visit was aimed at intimating the Honourable Commissioner for Water Resources on NiMet’s Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) unveiled in February, 2024.

Hon. Atimah, said under his leadership KOSEMA was committed to the advancement of new direction of the current administration led by His Excellency, Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo.

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He also hinted the Commissioner for Water Resources, Engr. Yahaya M.D Farouk that in no distance time the State Emergency Management Agency would invite the Ministry of Water Resources to participate in a large engagement of stakeholders to discuss proactive measures to mitigate flood disasters.

According to him, the agency recognizes the Ministry as one of the critical stakeholders in disaster management, especially flood disaster in the area of ensuring availability of potable water.

He said “In view of this, KOSEMA seeks for committed support and enhanced collaboration of the Ministry of Water Resources”.

The Director of Administration KOSEMA, Mr Sunday Isiaka, buttressed the critical points spelt out by the Executive Secretary on the role of the Ministry of Water Resources in disaster management.

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Responding, the Commissioner for Water Resources, Hon. (Engr.) Yahaya M.D Farouk, commended the effort of KOSEMA Boss and appreciated the team for the visit.

The Commissioner further stated that flood has direct impacts on Ministry of Water Resources, adding that his Ministry and KOSEMA would work in synergy to achieve desired goals.

He emphasized early sensitization and enlightenment campaign on proper drainage and sanitation that could help to mitigate impending flood.

He further stated that His Excellency, Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo, has charged the Ministry of Water Resources to deliver effective services in the areas of making available and supplying adequate and potable water for domestic and industrial uses; Provision of adequate sanitation and maintenance of water quality.

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He thanked the KOSEMA management team and pledged wholistic support and collaboration.




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