Flooding in Nigeria

Federal Government warns states against flooding as rainy season starts

*Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency has warned states and other stakeholders in the building and environment sectors of the country’s economy to be proactive to flood alerts

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

As the rainy season begins in the country, again, the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency has warned states and other stakeholders in the building and environment sectors to not ignore flood alerts.

It was gathered Clement Nze, Director-General of the agency, who gave the warning Wednesday, March 24 said reminded the states to play their roles well to mitigate flooding this year.

Nze stated that 317 local governments in 36 states and the FCT were affected by flood last year, besides large areas of farms destroyed in Kebbi, Jigawa and Kano States among others.

He recounted how previous attempts to get the state governments along in the agency’s flood forecast efforts had not yielded the desire results.

Nze urged the states and local governments, among other things, to begin the clearing of drainages, canals, and encourage the people living along waterways to relocate to safer areas before the rains start fully this year.

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