Flood ; NIWA Provides life Jackets,  Ferry services for Victims.

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Flood ; NIWA Provides life Jackets,  Ferry services for Victims.
The Managing Director  and  Chief Executive Officer  of National Inland Waterways NIWA,  Dr George Moghalu has directed the Area Manager of Lokoja Area Office to quickly release boats to provide services for stranded travellers in Lokoja and Koton Karfe of Kogi State in order to ease the suffering of the travelers caused by the flood.
In a press Release signed by the General Manager Corporate Affairs, Jibrin Dardau, and made available to Journalists in Lokoja, disclosed that the flood this year has flooded  major roads in Ajaokuta, Lokoja and Koton Karfe Local Government Areas of Kogi State.
He said it was  in this regard that  NIWA in conjunction with the Boat Owners Association have been providing succour to these victims in compliance to the safety guidelines of wearing life jackets, avoiding overloading, over speeding and night sailing.
According to NIWA gauge readers in Lokoja, confirmed that the 2012 flood level was 12.84 meters whereas that of this year is reading 13.22 meters, hence, the 2022 flood level has surpassed that of 2012 with 0.38 meters.

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