As torrential rains continue in Niger State, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has urged people to desist from dumping refuse in drainage systems to avoid flooding.
Governor Sani Bello stated this while inspecting some waterways in Minna Metropolis.
He said precautions were necessary to avoid man-induced disaster.
According to him, people should avoid dumbing dirt in drains as it is a major factor contributing to annual flooding in the state.
He also called on Nigerlites to avoid erecting structures on waterways.
The Governor directed the Ministry of Environment to ensure that refuse dumbed in drainage system were evacuated while calling on community members, especially the youths, to safeguard the waterways through regular monitoring.
He also directed that the Ministry of Works should assess the Fadikpe Drain channel to ascertain the immediate intervention required in the area.