By Goodluck Ikiebe
The Nigerian Government has issued a flood alert to 14 States and 31 Communities that may witness heavy rainfall which could lead to flooding from July 4 to 8.
A statement by the Federal Ministry of Environment, a copy of which was obtained by GNN on Wednesday says the states and communities were identified as Plateau (Langtang and Shendam); Kano (Sumaila, Tudun Wada); Sokoto (Shagari, Goronyo and Silame); and Delta (Okwe).
Others include Kaduna (Kachia); Akwa Ibom (Upenekang); Adamawa (Mubi, Demsa, Song, Mayo-Belwa, Jimeta, and Yola); and Katsina (Katsina, Jibia, Kaita and Bindawa).
Also listed in the flood alert were Kebbi (Wara, Yelwa and Gwandu); Zamfara (Shinkafi and Gummi); Borno (Briyel); Jigawa (Gwaram); Kwara (Jebba); Niger (Mashegu and Kontagora).
The government also urged relevant stakeholders within the states concerned to take precautionary measures to forestall the loss of lives and property.
See the full statement below:
“The following locations and environs may witness heavy rainfall that may lead to flooding from 4th July – 8th July, 2023”, the statement reads.
Plateau State: Langtang, Shendam
Kano State: Sumaila, Tudun wada
Sokoto State: Shagari, Goronyo, Silame
Delta State: Okwe
Kaduna State: Kachia
Akwa Ibom State: Upenekang
Adamawa State: Mubi, Demsa, Song, Mayo-belwa, Jimeta, Yola
Katsina State: Katsina, Jibia, Kaita, Bindawa
Kebbi State: Wara, Yelwa, Gwandu
Zamfara State: Shinkafi, Gummi
Borno State: Briyel
Jigawa State: Gwaram
Kwara State: Jebba
Niger State: Mashegu, Kontagora
“Relevant stakeholders are advised to take precautionary measures to forestall loss of lives and property”, it added.