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Lagos, 2 others to record more flood disasters- NEMA

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has sent letters of warning to Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states calling their attention to expect more flood disasters.

 The agency’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, made the statement at the 2019 NEMA retreat held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, at the weekend,

He warned that Nigerians should expect a high volume of rainfall by next month.

According to Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, research had shown that Nigeria would record more flood disasters this year in Lagos and other neighbouring states following the alleged refusal of the state governments to expand drainages both in the rural and urban areas.

He advised the state governors and local government executives to expand drainages in their areas, said that was the only solution to the impending disaster.

The agency’s Assistant Director of Finance and Accounts (Southwest), Aliyu Waziri commended the federal government for the welfare package of workers in the agency.

He added that the agency had set up the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp to provide them food, as it had also successfully evacuated stranded Nigerians from troubled countries.

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