ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA
Kogi State Governor , Alhaji Yahaya Bello has on Thursday Commissioned Automatic Telemetry and Manual weather stations at Bagana in Omala LGA and Kogi state university Anyigba in Dekina Local Government Area to stem the tide of flooding and associated weather challenges facing the state.
The Commissioner for Environment, Hon Victor Adewale Omofaiye who commisioned the Telemetry equipment in Bagana, urged the people to support Governor Yahaya Bello led administration in ensuring that the equipment are judiciously put to use.
He noted that the equipment would be beneficial to the people as data collected would be used to improve on fishing and farming activities, which is the major occupations of the area.
He advised them to adhere strictly to the safety measures when threats of flash flooding and actual flooding occurred.
In a remark, the Project Coordinator, Barr. Ladi Ahmed Jatto, commended the Governor for the timely release of funds for the project.
He charged the Bagana Communities to guard and protect the equipment from being vandalised or being cart away by hoodlums.
At the Kogi state university Anyigba , the commissioner thanked the Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Mrs.) Marietu Tenuche for the show of enthusiasm, as the team was treated to a rousing welcome.
He reminded the Vice Chancellor that although there were competing demands for the locations, the Governor chose the University as his show of love for the Institution.
While reiterating the need to adequately take care of the installed equipment, as well as put to optimal use, all Data collected from the equipment, adding that the equipment would aid teaching and learning by the students in the department of Geography and allied courses.
In her speech, the Project Coordinator, Barr. Ladi Ahmed Jatto congratulated the Vice Chancellor and the entire University community for the choice of the University for the installation of the state of the art equipment; and called for the protection of the equipments