NEMA Warns On Impending Massive Flooding

imageThe National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday warned of more severe flooding that can submerge many communities in Nigeria in a few weeks.

The Director General of the agency, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Sidi, gave the warning while inspecting flooded areas in Kaduna where over 30,000 people have been rendered homeless with hundreds of houses submerged.

He said Nigerians should expect more flood when Cameroon releases water from their dams, adding that structures built along river banks must be vacated in order to save lives.
“We heard about the warning from Cameroon and alerted Nigerians but it seems people are not taking the advice seriously. What is happening in Kaduna should be expected in many parts of Nigeria. So, we are calling on Nigerians to be wary of flood-prone areas because the flood we are experiencing today has no sign of subsiding,” Sidi said.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has advised those rendered homeless to assemble at the Gymnasium of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium (ABS), Kaduna which would serve as a temporary camp for displaced persons.

The Executive Secretary of the agency, Ezekiel Baba-Karik, made the announcement after taking Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Deputy Governor Bala Barnabas Bantex and some members of the State Executive Council round the flooded areas.

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