Highlights of the Public Presentation of 2019 Annual Flood Outlook
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has warned that there is a high probability that a total of 74 Local Government Areas across the country will witness high flood risk when the rainy season begins in full this year.
The Director-General of the agency, Clement Nze, disclosed this on Tuesday 30th April 2019 in Abuja during the overview of the 2019 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), with the theme: ‘The Role of Efficient Hydrological Services in National Development’. The Director General also said that all the 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory are expected to experience different levels of flooding. However, highly probable states to experience flooding include Osun, Lagos, Benue, Oyo, Cross River, Sokoto, Plateau, Abia, Edo among others.
Also, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, while delivering his key note address, said this year’s flood outlook was the seventh in the series by NIHSA and the fourth under his stewardship.
NIHSA therefore recommend that to mitigate the impact of flooding, the country should build flood-resilient communities, adding that there was a need to close the knowledge gap around the issue of floods among the decision and policymakers and planners at the national and local levels.
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