Commissioner Warns Farmers In Delta Against Remaining In Flood-prone Areas

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As this year’s rain gathers momentum, farmers and traders currently residing within flood-prone areas in Delta State has been warned by the State Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Antonia Ashiedu, to vacate such areas immediately in their interest, to avoid being caught up in an imminent flood disaster.

According to report from Abari community in Patani Local Government Area of the state, coastal erosion has gradually started to wash away houses into the Forcados River.

Ashiedu, who gave the advice in Asaba, while issuing certificates to 108 cluster groups in Oshimili South Local Government Area of the state who benefited from the state government’s free-interest loan Micro Credit Programme, DMCP, said that the advice became necessary because a good number of clients of the programme were affected in last year’s national flood disaster, lamenting that some of them were either internally displaced or lost their wares to the flooding.

Permanent Secretary/Head, Climate Change Unit in the state Ministry of Environment, Mrs. Felicia Adun, had during a recent stakeholders forum on Territorial Approach To Climate Change, TACC, in Asaba, while giving an overview of the Territorial Approach to Climate Change programme in Delta State, warned against the impending danger, explaining in detail the vulnerability of Delta State to flood.

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