FG identifies 148 LGs with higher flood risk in 31 states

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The Federal Government has said over 148 local government areas from 31 states in Nigeria are at higher flood risk for the year 2024 beginning from April to November.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Director, Information and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation, Funmi Imuetinyan.
According to the statement, the Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation, Engr. Prof. Joseph Terlumun Utsev disclosed this during the launching of the 2024 Annual Flood Outlook with the theme “Promoting the use of Data Analytics and Modeling for Flood Risk Assessments and Food Security,” held in Abuja.
He said the areas include parts of Adamawa, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross-River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, among others.
He emphasized the urgency of the Annual Flood Outlook in mitigating the devastating effects of floods, highlighting its alignment with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Agenda on food security and poverty reduction.

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