Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency advice Nigerian communities to prepare for more flooding


The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has asked the residents of Niger and six other states to prepare for more flooding.

The agency made the call in a statement issued yesterday by one of its officials, Clement Nze.

It disclosed that both Kainji and Jebba dams were already spilling water downstream while the level of water in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital has exceeded the corresponding value in 2012.

According to the statement, the flood is likely to affect some states located on the banks of River Niger in the North-central, South-south, and South-eastern parts of the country.

NIHSA asked residents of Kebbi, Anambra, Bayelsa, and Delta states among others to watch out for flash floods due to the overflowing of the dams.

Many states have recorded perennial floods this year leading to the loss of lives and properties.

On July 18, the Federal Government called on Nigerians, especially those living in flood-prone areas to stop blocking drainages to enhance the flow of water.