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Osun alerts residents on flood prevention

Gboyega Oyetola

 Osun State Government on Sunday, September 12, 2021 in Iwo urged residents to be alive to their responsibilities in the prevention and management of flood. Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State Mr Rufus Oyegbile, Special Adviser to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola on Environment and Sanitation, gave the charge at the inauguration of the dredging of rivers and waterways in Iwo Local Government Area of ...

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Residents in flood prone areas say nowhere to relocate

Flood in Niger State

Some residents living in flood-prone areas of Kaduna State say they will not relocate as they had nowhere to go in spite of predicted increase in flooding. A flooded community in Niger State One of them, Mrs Anna Okolie, said during a survey on preparedness for predicted flooding, that her family members decided to stay because they had invested a ...

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Flooding: Don urges Nigerians to heed NIMET’s warnings


An expert in disaster management, Prof. Usman Raheem, has urged Nigerians to take seriously the National Meteorological Agency’s (NiMET) periodic warnings on the possibility of flooding in parts of the country. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Raheem, who is of the Department of Medical Geography and Disaster Risk Analysis, University of Ilorin, made the appeal on Monday, May 24, 2021 ...

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Hydrological Services Agency decries slow response to flood warnings


The Director-General, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Mr Clement Nze, has expressed worry over the slow response by most states when flood warnings are issued. At the unveiling of the Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) 2021 by the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu. The Minister is flanked by the Perm Sec FMWR, Mrs Walson Jack, the Director General NIHSA, Clement ...

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15 states may lose 2m hectares to flood, space agency reveals


The National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA) on Thursday said 15 states in Nigeria may lose two million hectares to flood. Felix Ale, the Head of Media and Corporate Communications of the agency, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Ale said the areas were identified following a preliminary research and analysis conducted by the agency on flood prone ...

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21 North West Zone LGAs to experience flooding, warns NEMA


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that about 21 Local Government Areas will be affected by flood in the North West zone. The North West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Musa Ilallah, made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Tuesday. The coordinator said the agency has taken all a proactive measures to ...

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Anuforom: 15 governors ignored NIMET’s flood warning

Close to tears, Dr. Anthony Anuforom, Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), last week in Lagos recalled how his warning on the impending flood disaster was handled with a pinch of salt by 15 state governors. Anuforom told a bewildered audience at the Eight Annual Meeting of the African Science Academies (AMASA 8) that, drawing from a NIMET prediction ...

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Oyeleke: Flood alerts have helped to save lives, prepare communities

Against the backdrop of the cache of floods ravaging the land, moves are being intensified to alleviate the plight of hapless Nigerians via an initiative designed to warn ahead of impending danger. The scheme, which is already in its fourth year, is basically a flood early warning system, such that a given region or community is alerted of a looming ...

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