North-Central, South-East States To Experience More Flooding – NIMET

Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NIMET has alerted that states in the North-Central and South-East zones in Nigeria will witness more flooding.

Director General of NiMet, Mansur Matazu, made this known at the opening ceremony of the Hydro-Meteorological status and outlook system workshop in Abuja.

Speaking on the current impact of flooding in the country, Matazu said the flooding was as the result of rainfall which might have reached its peak, adding that it could also be as the result of opening of dams and other water holding facilities.

He however noted that it was expected that water associated risks were going to intensify in the coming years as the full weight of climate change began to bear on our earth.

The Director general added that in Africa, water related hazards such as flood and drought had become a major cause of food insecurity, strains on livelihoods, health risks and conflicts in many parts of the continent.