FG Alerts Governors To Prepare Ahead Of Imminent Flooding

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The Federal Government is convinced that there is every likelihood of having a possible flooding in some parts of the country and has urged State Governments to adequately prepare.

This was information was revealed on Sunday by Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

In a statement by her spokesperson, Nneka Anibeze, Farouq, she advised states to identify high grounds for use as camps for the evacuation of possible Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

The Minister urged states to organise humanitarian coordination fora to prepare all stakeholders for mitigation and response.

“The recent flood incidences affirm the need for serious and urgent actions to be taken to safeguard lives and property against the predicted flood. The 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction and the Annual Flood Outlook forecasts flood situations for different parts of the country.

“The Annual Flood Outlook forecasts that 102 Local Government Areas in 28 states will have heavy rainfall while 275 local government areas in the 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory will experience moderate flooding,” she added.