Nigerians should expect more flooding soon: Hydrological Agency
Nigeria could experience more flooding soon, warns the Director-General, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Clement Nze, urging citizens to brace up.
He said a combination of climate change factors, population growth, urbanisation, economic development and poor drainage systems was responsible for the impending disaster.
Mr Nze made the disclosure on Friday while making a presentation at a webinar organised by the Nigerian Institute of Water Engineers.
He explained that changes in climate precipitation, river change flow regime and rise in sea level would increase the likelihood of floods in the country.
The theme of the presentation is: “Overview of 2021 Annual flood Outlook (AFO): Update on Flooding Situation in The Country.”
“As the rainy season advances, more states in the country have started experiencing floods; this agrees with the flood scenarios presented in the 2021 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO).
“Some of the states that have already experienced floods in 2021 are Lagos, Taraba, Ekiti, Kwara, Ondo and Delta and which were accompanied by heavy rainfalls and strong winds.