National Emergency Management Agency Prepares To Tackle Flood Disaster In Nigeria
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on June 23, 2023
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has deployed experts to all thirty-six states of the Federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, to downscale the incidents of flood disasters.
Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed, disclosed this on Thursday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, at the flag-off of the downscaling of disaster early warning measures to grassroots for effective life-saving early actions during the 2023 rainy season.
Ahmed said the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) have released their 2023 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) and Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), respectively, early in the year.
According to him, the result indicates that there would be early onset of rainfall and a high probability of flooding across the country hence the need to take proactive measures to mitigate the envisaged disaster.