Nigeria To Witness More Flooding Next Month – NIHSA

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Updated August 7, 2019
File photo of flood in Kabayi community in Aso Pada district of Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.


Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has issued a fresh alert warning Nigerians of imminent increased flooding, next month.

Director-General NIHSA, Clement Nze, issued the warning on Wednesday during a press briefing in Abuja.

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The agency also accused state governments of failing to heed its previous warnings on floods released earlier this year.

They, however, urged state governments to pull down structures built on flood plains.

NIHSA is the agency responsible for issuing flood alerts in Nigeria.

The alert issued by NIHSA comes a day after the management of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) issued a notice for students to vacate the campus after a flood disaster killed four students on campus.

A pedestrian bridge which collapsed on Monday midnight killed four of the students of the institution and left many others injured.