The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency has said that several states of Nigeria will be hit by floods from eight nations.
The agency said that more states across the country would be affected next month by both river and urban flooding as floods from the upper reaches of the Niger-Basin.
The basin comprises eight African countries – Guinea, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Chad and Cameroon.
The Agency is the Federal Government’s agency that has the mandate of monitoring all the major rivers in Nigeria including the trans-boundary Rivers Niger and Benue, among other functions.
Providing an update on the 2019 Annual Flood Outlook prediction during a press conference in Abuja, the Agency’s Director-General, Clement Nze said findings by the organisation also showed that there had been steady rise in water levels across the country. Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA state emergency management agencies, as well as other stakeholders in the sector is scheduled to meet in Abuja today following the recent devastation caused by floods in various locations across the country