The Speaker, Kogi House of Assembly, Mr Matthew Kolawole, says the Assembly will soon amend the state’s environmental and town planning laws to adequately address flood issue.

Kolawole said this while on a visit to flash flood disaster areas in Felele, Lokoja, on Saturday to assess the level of devastation in the town.

The speaker identified building of structures on waterways as one of the major causes of flooding in the area.

According to him, there is dire need to enforce town planning and environmental laws to address the perennial flooding.

He said there was also need to reposition the town planning sub-sector for better and efficient service delivery.

The speaker promised to work with his colleagues to initiate bills and motions that would assist the victims.

Kolawole sympathised with the people living in Felele area over the ravaging flood, which washed away more than 100 houses.

Responding on behalf of the community, Idris Ndako, representing Lokoja constituency, thanked the speaker for the visit and commended Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi for his response to the emergency.

Ndako, however, implored the government to open another camp at Felele and urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to come to the aid of the displaced households.

(NAN)

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