August 28, 2023
Public service Announcement
Edo State Government issues Warning Alert to residents in lowlands.
Edo State Government has been informed that the authorities of LAGDO DAM of the Republic of Cameroon would be releasing modulated amounts of water into River Benue due to flooding caused by incessant torrential downpour.
Residents in lowlands and riverine areas including those in Agenebode, Anegbete and Ilullshi of Etsako East, Etsako Central and Esan South East local government areas, respectively are hereby put on notice to be vigilant and relocate to a higher plain.
Areas in Ikpoba Okah, Ovia North-East and Ovia South-West are also put on alert.
The Edo State Government will provide support to those displaced from their homes by the rising water level occasioned by the overflow of the River Benue.
Because we know this is going to happen, we had to move quickly to ensure that our IDP camps are in a good state and the residents adequetly briefed and sensitized.
Chris Osa Nehikhare
Hon. Commissioner for Communication&Orientation