In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 26th, August, 2020

Heavy Flood Will Hit FCT, Bayelsa, Rivers, Others From Sept 6

Heavy Flood Will Hit FCT, Bayelsa, Rivers, Others From Sept 6


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The Center Niger of the River Niger Basin is presently flooded and the magnitude of flood from this space is anticipated to reach in Nigeria by way of Kebbi State round September 6, 2020, the Nigeria Hydrological Companies Company has predicted.

Not less than, 102 native authorities areas in 28 states fall throughout the extremely possible flood danger areas, in line with the company.

It stated components of 275 native authorities areas within the 36 states of the federation, together with Abuja, have been throughout the reasonably possible flood danger areas, whereas the remaining 397 native authorities areas have been throughout the low possible flood dangers areas.

The company’s Director-Normal, Clement Nze, instructed our correspondent in Abuja that the NIHSA had acquired a crimson alert in regards to the looming flooding of the river from Niamey in Niger Republic.

“The crimson alert factors to imminent river flooding in Nigeria. Each the Kainji and Jebba dams have commenced spilling water downstream,” he stated.

Offering an replace on the event relating to flood conditions within the Niger Basin, Nze defined that the River Niger Basin coated 9 international locations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria.

He stated Nigeria was on the lowest portion of the basin.

Nze added, “Which means that as soon as the higher catchment of the basin will get flooded, Nigeria must be ready to expertise flooding incidents.

“As of in the present day, the Center Niger of the Niger Basin made up of Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso and a part of Mali, have been flooded. The flood ranges on the hydrological stations monitored in Niamey and Malanville (Benin Republic) have gotten to the crimson alert zone.

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“Newest data acquired by the NIHSA from the regional Niger Basin Authority headquarters in Niamey had it that as of Sunday, August 23, 2020, the flood degree of the River Niger monitored in Niamey was 6.60 metres.”

He stated the present growth portended some degree of concern for Nigeria as there might be river flooding within the states contiguous to the River Niger, particularly: Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Nasarawa, Kogi, Anambra, Delta, Edo, Rivers and Bayelsa.

“This flood magnitude sighted in Niamey on August 23, 2020, is anticipated to reach in Nigeria by way of Kebbi State round September 6, 2020,” Nze added.

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