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FLOOD: Kainji, Jebba Dams Spill threathens 13 States – NEMA

NEMA’s Director General, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, spoke at an Emergency Technical Meeting on the flooding situation in Nigeria with stakeholders in Abuja.

“According to the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHS), Kainji and Jebba dams have already started spilling excess water from their reservoirs as this will have serious consequences on frontline States and communities along the courses of rivers Niger and Benue. 

These states are, Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Niger, Nasarawa, Kebbi and Kogi states.

He mentioned that “Niger Delta states including Edo, Delta, Anambra, Cross River, Rivers and Bayelsa are expected to record heavy floods due predicted above normal rains coupled with the combined waters of rivers Niger and Benue as they empty into the region.”

Therefore, it is necessary that the federal government will carry out her duty to warn and advise states government on the dangers ahead and put the necessary measures on ground to protect lives and properties. 

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