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‘Prepare For Flood Disasters’ National Assembly Warns Nigerians



The House of Representatives has urged the federal and state governments to start sensitisation and mitigating efforts to prevent the impending flood disasters.

This comes on the heels of a motion of urgent importance in which the house expressed concerns that large portions of the country were prone to flooding according to the prediction of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) in January this year.

The lawmakers called on the government to prepare palliatives and intervention measures for Nigerians to reduce the effect, while it resolved to invite Nigeria National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to brief the house on measures in place in preparation of the floods.

No fewer than 600 people had died in 2022 across Nigeria in the deadliest floods experienced in a decade.

At least 195 people have been reportedly dead and while more than 322,000 were also affected by the flooding caused by torrential rain in Niger Republic.

The United Nations had raised the alarm that flooding in Nigeria affected more than 2.8 million men, women, and children.

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