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Flooding: Borno Marks 1,300 Structures for Demolition

Mukaila Ola in Maiduguri Borno State government on Wednesday said 1,300 houses standing on waterways and river banks in the state capital, Maiduguri have been marked for demolition. Parts of the state capital in the last two months since the commencement have rainy season have been submerged by flood. Soaking during a

NEMA Calls for Collaboration to Fight Flooding at IDP Camps

Mukaila Ola The National Emergency Management Agency has called for collaboration on arresting perennial flooding at internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno State. Speaking at the Flood Preparedness Mitigation and Response Sensitization Exercise at Bakasi IDP camp in Maiduguri, the Acting Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Northeast, Ishaya Chonoko lamented that

28 States in Nigeria at Risk of Flood – NIHSA

No fewer than 102 local government areas in 28 states are at risk of flooding, according to the 2020 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), released by the Nigeria Hydrological Survey Agency (NIHSA) on Thursday. The states include the states of Rivers, Cross River, Delta, Lagos, Ondo, Bayelsa, Sokoto, Kogi, Niger, Kaduna, Gombe, Adamawa, Benue, FCT, Nasarawa,

Flooding: NEMA Declares 12 Worst Affected States

After its assessment, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has declared 12 states along the River Niger and Benue as worst affected by flood disaster this year while other states are being monitored. The Director General of NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja made the disclosure when his agency hosted the monthly meeting of the

Flood In Numbers: Over 70 deaths, 327,000 displaced, N12.1bn required to tackle disaster- NEMA

Senator Iroegbu  The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has in its latest  2019 floods situation report, disclosed that over 70 people have been killed, 327,000 displaced in four worst affected states with N12.1 billion required to effectively tackle what has been described as national disaster. This was contained in a situation review

NCDC Advisory: 10 key messages to prevent disease outbreak during flooding

Senator Iroegbu The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has issued an advisory to the public containing 10 key messages that would help in preventing potential spread of infectious diseases during flooding. This is coming against the backdrop of the recent warning by Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) and the National Emergency Management

Flood: NEMA inaugurates Emergency Operation Centres for 12 worst-hit states

Senator Iroegbu The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, has inaugurated five Emergency Operation Centres (EOC) to facilitate prompt search and rescue operations as well as humanitarian supports in the 12 states worst affected by flooding. The Head Media and Public relations, Mr. Sani Datti, in

Gov. Bello laments as flood sacks 100 communities in Niger state

•Appeals for FG intervention Godsgift Onyedinefu  Governor of Niger state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has said that over 100 communities in Mokwa, Lavun, Edati, Katcha, Agaie and Lapai Local Government Areas of the state have been sacked and submerged by flood from the tributaries of Rivers Niger and Kaduna. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary,

13 states will experience flooding – NEMA, NIHSA warns

•NIMET predicts more rainfall in next three weeks •States to be affected: Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Edo, Anambra, Rivers •Others are: Delta, Bayelsa, Adamawa, Taraba, Benue,  Nasarawa Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).and Nigeria Hydrological Services Agencies (NIHSA),  on Friday warned that 13  states  in Nigeria, will soon experience flooding due to