Sunday , 14 August 2022

Flood likely to hit Taraba State, South West warns NiMet


FOLLOWING the expected rainfall volume in the nation, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has advised Nigerians especially those in Taraba State and some parts in of the South West areas to be weary of impending flood

Speaking on the recent days of rainfalls in some parts of the country, the director general of NiMet, Prof Mansur Matazu advised Nigerians to be prepare for flooding in some parts of the country adding that the climate change has affected the activities across the world.

Matazu explained, that NiMet recorded 95 percent precision and accuracy in the last 15 years adding, that according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 60 percent was good

The NiMet boss expressed displeasure that most states and local governments were not connected to the national level in adherence to early warnings by not aligning to their activities

He also stressed the need for MDAs to take all the advise from NiMet to mitigate the impact of flooding adding, that poor response remained the bane

NiMet boss called for adequate compliance as it was critical to avoid the severity of the flood

Matazu however expressed optimism that with the agency’s good working relationship with the National Orientation Agency and Ministry of Communication, a lot of sensitization will be done to ensure that people take climate forecast into their daily activities

On adherence to forecast by farmers, Matazu explained, that the agency has distributed farmers rain gauge to them for monitoring to enable them to feedback the agency

Matazu, urged Nigerians to desist from pouring refuse into the water channels and to stop building on water ways to mitigate flooding.

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