10 states battling flooding, 21 others at risk, according to FG

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Federal Government, on Thursday, said no fewer than ten states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, had either experienced various degrees of flooding or recorded casualties as rains intensified.
The Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation, Joseph Utsev, who dropped the red alert during a press briefing in Abuja, warned that 21 more states might suffer flooding, he stated this against the background of the Wednesday downpour which grounded business and commercial activities in Lagos and Ogun states.
Utsev explained that the Annual Flood Outlook by the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency released in April had predicted that 148 local government areas in 31 states, fell within the high flood risk areas.
The affected states include Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Kebbi, others are Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba and Yobe.

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