Nigeria: 28 States Are At Risk Of Floods Due To Heavy Rainfall – NEMA

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned that 28 states are at risk of flooding due to impending heavy rainfall in most parts of the country.

The agencys Director, Operations in charge of Ekiti, Ondo and Osun states, Olusegun Afolayan, gave the warning in Akure after sensitizing some residents on how flooding could be avoided in the state capital.

Afolayan added that 102 local government councils areas might also be at risk of the flooding.

He said that the programme, in collaboration with the Ondo State Management Emergency Agency (SEMA) was part of the agencys pro-activeness to responding to warning alerts by different agencies dealing with weather.

He added that there is a prediction from NiMeT in February, and Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency (NIHSA) in May, informing us of impending heavy rainfall due to climate change and the ozone layer that will lead to flooding.

Afolayan pointed out 28 states and 102 local governments have been earmarked for this possible flooding in south south, south west, east, north central. West, and northeast respectively.

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