7 States Likely To Be Hit By Floods - NIHSA
This would be a good time to relocate for people living in some parts of the country, as floods are expected to hit some states in the coming days.
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency has warned Nigerians living by the banks of River Niger and its floodplains to immediately relocate over possible flooding.
The agency gave the warning on Wednesday, August 29th in Abuja in a statement signed by the agency’s Director of Engineering Hydrology, Clement Nze.
Nze named Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Anambra, Delta and Bayelsa as the states likely to be affected.
NIHSA had in May released the 2018 Annual Flood Outlook for the 36 states of the country.
The outlook projected that Sokoto, Niger, Benue, Anambra, Ogun-Osun, Cross River and Yobe states would have high risks of river flooding.
It also indicated that Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta and Ondo states might experience coastal flooding.
The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, while presenting the outlook, explained that going by the 2018 AFO, water levels on the River Niger and Benue among other major river systems, would rise and remain high during the rainy season.
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