Flooding: Edo govt. to deploy early warning equipment

BENIN CITY – The Edo State government has concluded plans to deploy flood early warning and regional weather equipment to the state.

This followed the placement of advertisement for interested companies to bid for the training of personnel, installation and commissioning of hydro-meteorological flood early warning signs and weather solution for the state and a bid opening exercise held to select contractors for the project.

The state Coordinator, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Dr. Tom Obaseki, disclosed this while welcoming representatives of contractors and government officials to the technical bid opening ceremony in Benin city.

Dr. Obaseki said that with the soon to be installed flood early warning and weather facilities, government would better protect residents of the state from flooding and such other weather induced disasters.

According to him, early warning signs generated from the facilities to be installed would better place government to take proactive measures to protect lives and properties.

Early flood warning solution for the state, he said, would place the government in a better position to take proactive measures to protect lives and property, as well as prove a useful tool in planning and development purposes.