Kogi Flood: Govt Says 24 Killed, 471,000 Persons Displaced 

The Kogi State government has said that the recent flooding which ravaged the state affected over 514 communities, 471,000 persons displaced, 92 health facilities destroyed and recorded 24 deaths during the flood.

The Kogi State commissioner for Health, Dr. Zakari Usman disclosed this yesterday during a world press conference in Lokoja.

He said the call became imperative to support government’s effort in meeting the health and consumables needs of the victims.

He called on the international partners, local collaborators and well-meaning corporate organisations and individuals to come to her aid in order to mitigate against anticipated outbreak of water borne diseases.

The commissioner who lamented that the effect of flood on the livelihood of the people, said a total of nine local government areas in the state were submerged, involving over 514 communities, 471,000 persons were displaced, 92 Health Facilities across the affected LGAs were either partial or completely destroyed.

He said in as much as the water has started receding, it has left behind huge health implications for the state.

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