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19 states, 56 communities may experience flooding in August — NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says 19 states and 56 communities across the country are likely to witness heavy rainfall that can lead to flooding within the month.

The Lagos Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos

Farinloye listed the states and communities as: Delta: Aboh, Ekiti State; Ado Ekiti, Ondo State; Akure, Idanre, Ifon, Iju Itaogbolu, Ogbese, Owo, Owena, Ondo

Others, he said, included:Lagos State; Apapa, Badagry, Eti Osa, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ikoyi, Lagos Island, Ojo Lagos, Surulere; Anambra; Atani; Ogun; Ifo, Ota, Sagamu; Nasarawa State; Lafia, Wamba and Cross River; Ikom, Ogoja

Farinloye also listed Bauchi State: Jamaare , Misau, Azare, Itas ,Kafin Madaki,Kari, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, Katagum; Jigawa; Hadejia, Miga; Osun State; Ilesa, Oshogbo and Kwara; Kosubosu.

Also in the list is Bauchi State: Jamaare, Misau, Azare, Itas, Kafin Madaki, Kari, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, Katagum; Jigawa: Hadejia, Miga; Osun State: Ilesa, Osogbo; and Kwara; Kosubosu.

The rest he said are Zamfara: Anka, Bungudu, Gusau; Sokoto State: Goronyo; Adamawa: Numan, Shelleng; Taraba: Serti; Benue; Ito, Katsina-Ala, Vande-Ikya; Imo State: Oguta, Orlu and Abia State; Ugba.

The House of Representatives has invited the Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Ahmed, over the 2023 flood prediction in the country.

Members of the House urged NEMA to encourage communication between the federal and the state governments to ensure effective collaboration to prevent flooding in the country.

Simisola Adigun

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