28 states to be hit by severe flooding between August and September
Twenty-eight states will experience severe incidents of flooding between mid-August and September, according to the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency.
The concerned states are Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross Rivers, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe and Imo.
Others are Kaduna, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Tobe and Zamfara.
Director-General of Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, Clement Nze, who spoke in Abuja, said 102 local government areas across the 28 states are likely to be severely hit by flooding.
Another 275 local government areas in the concerned states might also experience the disaster.
The agency said Kwali, Gwagwalada, Bwari and Abuja Municipal Area Councils of the Federal Capital Territory are also likely to be affected.
Eze warned that the flooding currently being experienced in Lagos and Ogun States might continue till the end of November because of the spilling of water from Oyan Dam.
The agency explained that recent incidents of flooding recorded in parts of the country, including Gwagwalada and Suleja, were caused by excessive rains.