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FLOOD ALERT: 28 STATES IN NIGERIA FALL WITHIN HIGH-RISK AREAS - NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has listed the 28 states in Nigeria that fall within highly probable flood risk areas in 2020.


According to the Director-General of the agency, AVM Muhammadu Mohammed, some of the states are Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, Niger, Kogi, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Osun, Kwara, Zamfara, Sokoto, and the FCT.


He said the agencies have written to the local government areas of the affected areas to notify them of the impending dangers so they can take precautions. 


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Recall that Eons Intelligence reported that the Commissioner for Environment in Lagos State, Mr Tunji Bello alerted residents in March to prepare for 240 to 270 days of rainfall in 2020.


NEMA DG spoke on the agency’s preparedness for the rains ahead. Below are some of the excerpts of what he said. 

“We have constituted a committee to lead the national preparedness, mitigation and response to 2020 flood. We organised a stakeholders’ experts technical workshop in March to analyse the Nigerian Meteorological Agency’s 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction and developed the disaster risk management implications.


“We produced and disseminated the disaster risk management implications of the 2020 seasonal rainfall prediction early warning messages, to relevant stakeholders.

“We have started a public enlightenment campaign using the radio, TV Jingles, social media and so on, targeting vulnerable communities to undertake mitigation actions and prepare for evacuation to safer ground. We have also stock pilled relief materials, food and non-food items, that will be needed in providing succour to people that may be affected.


“Letters have also been written to inform all state governors, indicating the LGAs that may be affected by the flood and also suggested proactive mitigation measures that are expected to be taken.

“Nigerians should also ensure that they take all precautionary measures to avoid flooding and ensure that their drainages were well cleared at all times.”


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