Lagos, Edo, A’Ibom, and Ebonyi Set Up Emergency Camps for Flood Victims.

Several state governments are preparing to establish camps for residents displaced by ongoing flooding affecting numerous communities across the country.

Currently, at least ten states, along with the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have faced varying levels of flooding or reported casualties due to the increased rainfall.

The Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Prof. Joseph Utsev, issued a red alert during a press briefing in Abuja, warning that 21 additional states might face flooding.

He made this statement following Wednesday’s heavy rainfall, which disrupted business and commercial activities in Lagos and Ogun states.

The flooding caused a two-story building to collapse in the Mushin area of Lagos, left residents struggling, and prevented pupils from attending school in parts of the state. Additionally, a pupil was swept away by the flooding in the Ketu area of Lagos.

Utsev explained that the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency’s Annual Flood Outlook, released in April, predicted that 148 local government areas across 31 states are at high risk of flooding.

The states at risk include Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, and Yobe.

Lagos State may reopen its IDP camps in response to the recent flooding, according to the Lagos State government.

 

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, shared this information in an interview.

This follows a warning from the Federal Government urging states to prepare for more floods. The Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation issued a red alert to 21 states, cautioning that they might experience flooding.

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