- NEMA said 19 states and 56 communities across the nation may experience flooding in August
- The Lagos Territorial Coordinator of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, August 14
- According to Farinloye, the flooding in the affected states and communities will be a result of heavy rainfall
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Farinloye made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, August 14.
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19 states, 56 communities may experience flooding
According to the statement, the likely to be affected states and communities are:
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- Delta State - Aboh,
- Ekiti State - Ado Ekiti
- Ondo State - Akure, Idanre, Ifon, Iju Itaogbolu, Ogbese, Owo, Owena, Ondo
- Lagos State - Apapa, Badagry, Eti Osa, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ikoyi, Lagos Island, Ojo Lagos, Surulere
- Anambra State - Atani
- Ogun state - Ifo, Ota, Sagamu;
- Nasarawa State - Lafia, Wamba
- Cross River State - Ikom, Ogoja
- Bauchi State - Jamaare, Misau, Azare, Itas ,Kafin Madaki,Kari, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, Katagum;
- Jigawa State - Hadejia, Miga
- Osun State - Ilesa, Oshogbo
- Kwara State - Kosubosu
- Zamfara State - Anka, Bungudu, Gusau
- Sokoto State - Goronyo
- Adamawa State - Numan, Shelleng
- Taraba State - Serti
- Benue State - Ito, Katsina-Alan, Vande-Ikya;
- Imo State - Oguta, Orlu
- Abia State - Ugba
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In a similar story, Legit.ng reported that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has listed several states and communities that may witness heavy rainfall that would likely lead to flooding.
In a statement signed by Ibrahim Farinloye, Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, Lagos Territorial Office, residents of the listed areas should brace up for flooding from Tuesday, July 4, to Saturday, July 8.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that another heavy downpour has led to flood overtaking communities and sacking residents in Lagos.
The flood also submerged houses, cars, and other valuables.
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The ceaseless rainfall has resulted in a severe flood preventing residents from using the bridge.
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The Lagos State Government convened a meeting of all critical stakeholders to evaluate the state’s preparedness for any eventuality over the ravaging massive flooding across the states of the federation.
The state has, however, directed all relevant enforcement arms of the state to step up their supervisory roles to contain any eventuality.