Kwara state has been listed among the 28 states that would experience heavy rainfall before the end of the year.
This list was contained in a statement by the Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar. She encouraged state governments to implement measures that will address the impact of the heavy rainfall and flooding.
She explained that the 2020 Annual Flood Outlook forecasts that 102 local government areas (LGAs) in 28 states will have heavy rainfall, while 275 local government areas (LGAs) in the 36 states of the federation and Abuja will experience moderate flooding.
Sadiya called on state emergency management agencies, frontline local government authorities and other response agencies to adopt precautionary actions by carrying out public enlightenment and ensuring the dredging of river channels and canals.
Full list of states that will experience heavy rainfall and possible flooding
- Akwa Ibom