FG: We’ve effective measures to tackle national flood emergency

Mazino Dickson

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As Nigeria continues to confront the challenges of flood in some parts of the country, the Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, stated that Federal Government had put in place measures to address the situations.

Speaking with newsmen at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja, Adamu said Nigerians in flood-prone areas must be vigilant so as not to be severely affected by the menace.

According to him, the water level has risen to 11.19 , but has not reached the 12.4 level that led to flooding in 2012.

“The water level has not reached the point as it was in 2012, and we are happy that the water level in Cameroon has not reached the level that will make them open their dam.’’

Adamu, however, appealed to the communities within the flood plains to relocate from those areas.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had earlier warned that states like Benue, Delta, Anambra, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger and Adamawa would be grossly affected by massive floods due to unprecedented heavy rainfall and filled up dams.