From Tongnaan Bawa, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang has conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to the victims affected by the recent flood disaster that wreaked havoc on Angwan Rogo, Naraguta, Apata and other communities in Jos North Local Government Area of the State.
Governor Mutfwang, in a message of sympathy, signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, in Jos, offered his condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones and prayed for a swift recovery for those who sustained injuries.
He urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to promptly assess the needs of the affected communities and provide relief materials to the affected families.
Governor Mutfwang emphasized the importance of responsible construction practices, cautioning against building houses in flood-prone areas and the improper disposal of waste in drainages, which obstructs the natural flow of water.
He advised all residents in the state to take the initiative to maintain cleanliness in their communities, particularly in areas that can obstruct water flow.
Governor Mutfwang extended his sympathies to the immediate families of the deceased and the communities in Jos North Local Government Area, assuring them of the government’s commitment to improving the living conditions of the people.
He stressed the need for urgency for communities to recognize environmental hazards and collaborate with the government to address them collectively.