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Flooding: NASRDA Provides Information On Natural Disasters

Flooding: NASRDA Provides Information On Natural Disasters

National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has announced that data on natural disasters, including flooding, has been provided to the appropriate government agencies.

Dr Felix Alle, Head of Media and Corporate Communications, said this in response to the agency's involvement throughout localised flooding in the nation, in an interview on Monday in Abuja.

He noted that in September, the agency announced that Lokoja, Kogi would flood at a workshop organised in conjunction with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other stakeholders.

Alle claimed that the workshop raised knowledge of recent technological advances in the application of space science and technology to emergency operations centres and decision-support systems used in the case of major disasters, particularly floods.

“We believe that providing these data is one strategic area we can make our impact felt and we do that by giving early warnings, especially to the appropriate government agencies.

“We let them know what exactly will happen in some of these areas prone to flood.

“Also, because of the peculiar nature we find ourselves in some states of the federation, some of these communities were highlighted with a focus on Lokoja.

“Then, we called on appropriate government agencies including NEMA, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), to be aware of the inherent dangers to be able to know how to map out strategies to address them,” Alle said.’

He continued by saying that the organisation has been keeping an eye on the situation every day.

The official added that while relevant agencies are responsible for taking action, space agencies worldwide are responsible for making essential data available.

Alle said: “NASRDA has been doing its best and we will continue to do our best for the progress, peace and development of this country.’’

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