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14 LGs in Cross River prone to flooding, says NEMA

Ben Ayade

The National Emergency Management Agency has said that 14 local government areas in Cross River State are vulnerable to flooding, following the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NISHA) prediction of May, 2020. Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Director General of NEMA, AVM Mohammed Mohammed (Rtd), disclosed this on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in ...

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NEMA raises alert over seven flood-prone LGAs in Zamfara

Flooding in Nigeria

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged the Zamfara State Government to prepare for possible floods in seven of its local government areas (LGAs). Flooding in Nigeria NEMA’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ezekiel Manzo, said on Monday, July 20, 2020 in Gusau, the state capital, that a flood alert had been issued by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet). NiMet, ...

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NEMA issues flood alerts to 28 states, 102 LGAs


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 102 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 28 states in the country fall within highly probable flood risk areas this year. Flooded parts of Lokoja in Kogi State in 2012 AVM Muhammadu Mohammed, the Director General of NEMA, raised the alert at a news conference on the agency’s plan for the “2020 Flood Preparedness, ...

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NEMA strategises, inaugurates committee to tackle flooding


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has inaugurated a special committee to adequately prepare, mitigate and respond to saving lives and providing supports to flood-prone communities. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Director-General of the agency, AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd.), while inaugurating the committee on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Abuja, said it was part of the agency’s efforts to step ...

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Floods kill 11, destroy farmlands in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara


No fewer than 11 persons were killed by floods in Sokoto and Zamfara States this year, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. Thickman Tanimu, the Deputy Head of the Sokoto Zonal Operations Office of NEMA, said 10 of the victims died in Zamfara State, while a seven-year-old boy died at Kuchi village in Kebbe Local Government Area of ...

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Nigeria to implement global agenda on reducing disasters

Pa Lamin Beyai

Nigeria has set in motion processes to implement the newly adopted global framework to curb the risk of natural disasters. Tagged: “Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR),” the agenda was endorsed last March in Sendai in Japan, replacing the 10-year Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) that came to an end this year. The SFDRR will however span 15 years ...

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