The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has warned Niger State’s eleven (11) local government districts to get ready for an upcoming flood this rainy season.
In a statement she released on Friday, Zhinab Sa’idu, the head of Minna Operations at NEMA, stated: “Prediction revealed that Mokwa, Shiroro, Lavun, and Borgu local government areas are in the category of high flood risk areas in the state and expected to experience high flooding within the months of July to November.”
She went on to say that the moderate flood-risk zones included Edati, Gbako, Wushishi, Rafi, Mashegu, Magama, and Agwara.
Zhinab emphasized the necessity for the people of the state to take urgent precautions to avoid any more damage to buildings and loss of life by stating that Niger State has already begun experiencing flood and windstorm in some of the places.
She urged local government people in the affected areas to maintain clean drainage systems to prevent obstruction of waterways and channels and asked individuals who live on flood plains and river banks to immediately move to higher and safer grounds.