The speaker of the house of Representatives Dr Tajudeen Abbas has stressed the need for the public to take all necessary measures to avoid flood prone areas.
The Speaker made the remark in a statement to sympathyse with the victims of the Trademore Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, which caused severe destruction of property worth millions of Naira.
Dr. Tajudeen Abbas said it was highly regrettable that people going about their normal lives with their families found themselves in such difficult situation.
He recalled that relevant government agencies had before the rainy season alerted the public to the possibility of flood in some parts of the country, saying the public must heed such warnings.
Speaker Abbas called on the authorities to swing into action to avert the reoccurrence of the incident.