The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and the Nigerian Metrological Agency, NiMet, has called on state governments to prepare for more flooding following recent signals from the Niger Basin Authority.
The Director-General of NEMA, Mr Yunusa Maihaja, and the DG of NiMet, Professor Dani Mashi, gave the warning in Abuja on Wednesday during a flood coordination meeting with government agencies, United Nations agencies and others.
The states that may be affected are Anambra, Delta, Rivers, Imo and Bayelsa, among others. Maihaja said the meeting was organised to support planning and information sharing on priority areas of need to respond to the needs of affected communities.
The agency is therefore calling on the general public in the aforementioned areas to move to higher grounds and the respective state governments to engage in sensitisation, evacuation and preparation for possible flooding.
He said twenty-seven States have experienced devastating flood disaster, noting that the agency will do all it can to prepare Nigerians for the imminent flooding.