2019: Nigerians Can Avert Flood Disaster – NIHSA


The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), has said the only way for Nigerians to avert the forthcoming raining season, is to heed flood warnings raised by the agency.

The agency, hereby urged all stakeholders on need for adequate flood prevention, mitigation and preparedness as the country is gradually getting into rainy season.

The Director General of the NIHSA, Engr. Clement Nze, in a press release to LEADERSHIP, said the warning is contained in the 2019 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) presented at the 7th edition of the stakeholders’ workshop which held recently in Abuja.

He identified the major problem militating against prevention, mitigation and preparedness against flood disasters in Nigeria is just non- adherence by citizens to flood early warnings

The recently published 2019 AFO report, stated that some parts of the 8 Hydrological areas of the country within 9 Sub-Basins comprising Sokoto, Niger, Adamawa, Benue, Anambra, Imo, Edo, Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross…

Source: Leadership Newspaper