To: The NDU Community
Please, as the water rises, endeavour to set yourselves ready for a possible 2012 flood reoccurrence. Since 14th September, 2018 when the water started rising, it has increased tremendously above imaginable levels even as the rains were not heavy.
Recall that the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, NIHSA, had warned Nigerians living by the banks of River Niger and its floodplains to immediately relocate over possible flooding, listing Anambra, Delta, BAYELSA, Kebbi, Niger, Kwara and Kogi as states that would be most affected.
NIHSA noted that both Kainji and Jebba dams were already spilling water downstream with the level of water in Lokoja downstream of the confluence standing at 8.69m. This value has exceeded the corresponding value of 8.57m that occurred on Aug. 29, 2012,” he said. Deductively, the waters this year may be higher than that of 2012.
Consequent upon this development and our listing as one of the possible worst hit states, we utilize this medium to appeal to you to be conscious of your welfare. No lives must be lost as a result of what we already knew. Get your thing ready in case it covers your apartment. Raise all necessary documents up high and respond according to need.
If the increase continues as in the status quo, school MAY be forced to close for the meantime to allow students find safety until the water recedes.
Remember that in 2012, same occurrence forced the NDU to close academic activities from late August to early October. While we do not pray for same this year, the needful will be done if the school is left with no choice.
We urge all parents to monitor their wards’ activities until the STORM IS OVER.
Please, accept our warmest sympathy.
Office of the Career Guidance Counsellor,
Admissions and UTME Nigeria.
CC: NDU Faculty of Education
NDU Parent-Teacher Association
Michael O. Jules
Career/Vocational Guidance Counsellor, Admissions and UTME Nigeria, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State