28 States Will Experience Over Flooding This Year, Says FG

The federal government of Nigeria has listed 28 states out of 36 that will record heavy rainfall before the year ends.

This was made public in a statement by Sadiya Umar Farouq, who is the current Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development.

She urged the state governments to put in place, measures that will address the impact of the heavy rainfall and flooding.

According to her, the 2020 Annual Flood Outlook forecasts that 102 local government areas (LGAs) in 28 states will have heavy rainfall, while 275 local government areas (LGAs) in the 36 states of the federation and Abuja will experience moderate flooding.

Farouq called on state emergency management agencies, frontline local government authorities and other response agencies to immediately adopt precautionary actions by sensitizing the public and ensuring the dredging of river channels and canals.

The below list consists of the identified states by the Minister to experience heavy rainfall and possible flooding

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

Lagos

Ondo

Bayelsa

Kaduna

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