The Federal Government says the latest flood data has indicated that the worst is over as the water level at Lokoja and Lagdo Dam in Cameroun dropped significantly.
The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday.
The meeting was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to the minister, the water level at Lokoja has dropped by six centimetres, while that of Lagdo Dam has continued to go down.
Adamu also revealed that the Council approved six hundred twelve million naira as revised estimated total cost for the completion of Cham Dam and development of hundred hectares of irrigation scheme in Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State.
He said the project was initially awarded in 2011 at the cost of eight hundred and thirty-two million naira, saying the augmentation had now brought the total cost of the project to one point four four billion naira.
According to him, the project is being executed by the Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority.