The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says that 31 communities in 14 states may witness heavy rainfall that may lead to flooding from July 4 – 8 across the country.
A statement signed by Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, Lagos Territorial Office, urged relevant stakeholders within the states concerned to take precautionary measures to forestall loss of lives and property.
He listed the states and communities as
Plateau: Langtang and Shendam;
Kano State: Sumaila, Tudun wada;
Sokoto State: Shagari, Goronyo and Silame;
Kaduna State: Kachia;
Akwa Ibom: Upenekang;
Adamawa: Mubi, Demsa, Song, Mayo-Belwa, Jimeta, and Yola;
Katsina State: Katsina, Jibia, Kaita and Bindawa.
Kebbi State: Wara, Yelwa and Gwandu;
Zamfara: Shinkafi and Gummi
Niger: Mashegu and Kontagora are also included.
Farinloye thanked the Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) Central Hub of the Federal Ministry of Environment Abuja for sharing the information.