Flood seemingly in all Nigerian states – FG

The Federal Authorities has urged the State Governments to adequately put together for heavy rainfall and flood in lots of components of the nation.

Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Growth, gave the alert on Sunday.

In an announcement by her spokesperson, Nneka Anibeze, Farouq, she suggested states to determine excessive grounds to be used as camps for the evacuation of doable Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs).

The Minister urged states to organise humanitarian coordination fora to organize all stakeholders for mitigation and response.

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“The latest flood incidences affirm the necessity for critical and pressing actions to be taken to safeguard lives and property towards the anticipated flood. The 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction and the Annual Flood Outlook forecasts flood conditions for various components of the nation.

“The Annual Flood Outlook forecasts that 102 Native Authorities Areas in 28 states could have heavy rainfall whereas 275 native authorities areas within the 36 states of the federation together with the Federal Capital Territory will expertise average flooding,” she added.

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Farouq stated the remaining 397 Native Authorities Areas fell throughout the low possible flood danger areas.

Noting that Bauchi, Kebbi and Jigawa States have been already affected, she confused the significance of a right away/improved motion.

The minister urged all related companies to hold out public enlightenment campaigns, make sure the desilting of river channels and clear water channels and drainages.

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