PHOTOS: Buhari Attends Grand Finale Of Argungu Festival

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday attended the Argungu International Agricultural Show and Cultural Festival.

The fishing festival re-emerged in 2020 after 11 years of suspension.

At the grand finale on Thursday, President Buhari said the re-emergence of the Argungu and other international festivals across the country signals more confidence in improved security.

Below are some photos from the grand finale of the event.

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Flood Alert Issued For Communities By Nigeria’s Rivers

FloodThe Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency has issued a flood alert for communities on the shores of River Niger and River Benue.

A statement by the Director General of the Agency, Doctor Moses Beckley, said some communities in‎ Niger, Anambra, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kebbi, Sokoto, Adamawa, Kogi and Benue States would experience flood due to the latest release of water from the Lagdo Dam and Kainji Dam.

The agency advised the affected communities to relocate to avoid a reoccurrence of the 2012 incident, where lives and property were destroyed by flood.

Barely one week ago, at least four Local Government Areas in Kebbi State were hit by flood after a heavy rainfall.

Sources close to the state government said the Local Government Areas were Argungun, Augie, Suru and Kamba Local Governments.

Flood Hits Four LGAs In Kebbi State

Flood in NigeriaAt least four Local Government Areas in Kebbi State have been hit by flood after a heavy rainfall.

Sources close to the state government say the Local Government Areas are Argungun, Augie, Suru and Kamba Local Governments.

There are no reports of casualties and residential areas were largely spared, but large areas of farmlands were washed away by the flood.

Kebbi is one of the states which the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has forecast will experience heavy rains and flooding.

The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA) is yet to comment on the issue, but the state government is said to be planning assistance to the affected farmers.