Ogun Govt. To Partner River Basin Authority On Power Generation

Amosun Restates Commitment To Combatting CrimeThe Ogun State Government, has said it is ready to partner with the Ogun-Osun river basin authority to develop nine megawatts of electricity at the Oyan dam.

Governor, Ibikunle Amosun gave the indication when he received the executive management of the basin authority at his office.

The Governor also sought for collaboration in the area of agriculture.

Agency Predicts Flooding In Lagos, Kaduna, Yola, Five Other Cities

flooding, Nasarawa, Flood Victims, Nasrawa floodThe Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency has predicted flash flood in Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Makurdi and Yola.

Speaking at the unveiling of the 2016 annual flood outlook, the Director General of the agency, Dr Moses Beckley has urged state governments to put in place artificial reservoirs to check the flow of the flood.

Nigeria has experienced its fair share of flooding over the years and its attendant consequences. In 2012, Nigeria witnessed what has been described as the most devastating flood in its history.

Since then, the Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency has been making public the flood outlook for each year.

This year’s prediction sees a higher flooding than last year and the areas to be affected are mostly urban areas.

The outlook also predicts that some of the nation’s rivers would overflow its bounds.

It predicted river flooding in Niger, Benue, Sokoto-Rima, Anambra Imo, Cross River and Ogun-Osun rivers.

The outlook serves as an early warning to mitigate the risks of flooding and to guide government in taking necessary steps to reduce the impact of the flood.

The agency is hoping that relevant government agencies and policy makers are well prepared to respond adequately to the incidence of flood in their area following the release of the outlook.