Flood Submerges 21 LGAs Across Nigeria and FCT



By Milcah Tanimu

The Federal Government has reported that torrential rainfall has led to the flooding of 21 local government areas across 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Engr Joseph Utserv, along with Minister of State for Water Resource and Sanitation, Bello Goronyo, and the Director General of Nigeria Hydrological Services, disclosed this during a briefing in Abuja.

The flooding, largely due to high rainfall intensities and blocked drainage systems, has caused significant damage and casualties in affected areas. The government has urged states and local governments to take proactive measures, including clearing blocked drainage systems, relocating vulnerable populations, and enhancing flood prevention infrastructure.

Additionally, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has identified 11 high and moderate-risk local government areas in Anambra State, urging collaborative efforts to mitigate potential flood impacts during the ongoing rainy season.

The government emphasized the importance of early warning systems and community participation in disaster preparedness to safeguard lives and property amidst the rising flood threats.


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