NEMA DG says north should expect more floods



Mr Sani Sidi, Director-General, National Emergency management Agency (NEMA) has said that more floods should be expected in the northern part of the country.

Sidi spoke on Wednesday, while inspecting some of the areas affected by flood in Kaduna State.

He warned persons living around flood prone areas to move out as more flood was expected in the coming days in parts of the northern region.

The NEMA official said the recent flood was the highest water level that ever hit the state.

The director general, however, dismissed insinuations that the flood was as a result of the opening of Lagdo dam.

He said the management of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium had agreed to provide space to shelter some of the victims, pending when the flood subsided.

According to him, Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency was working hard on how to move people to safer places before assistance could be rendered to them.

Sidi said the northern region was most affected by this year’s flood, with 63 Local Governments Areas in Kaduna, Jigawa, Kebbi and Adamawa states.

He said NEMA was liaising with the state governments to evacuate the people to safer areas before the water level would drop.

Sidi appealed to residents to adhere to building plans and regulations, even as he warned against indiscriminate dumping of refuse on the drains to prevent flooding.

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