The Federal Authorities has suggested Nigerians to brace up for extra floods in 2021.
Clement Nze, Director-Common, Nigeria Hydrological Providers Company (NIHSA), spoke on Friday at a webinar organised by the Nigerian Establishment of Water Engineers.
The elevated flooding is because of local weather change, inhabitants progress, urbanisation, financial improvement and poor drainage programs, Nze stated.
The official famous that adjustments in local weather precipitation, river change circulation regime and rise in sea degree might worsen the state of affairs.
“Extra states within the nation have began experiencing floods, this agrees with the flood situations offered within the 2021 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO),” he stated.
He talked about Lagos, Taraba, Ekiti, Kwara, Ondo and Delta as states which have recorded heavy rain and powerful winds in 2021.
The DG defined that the case of Lagos is aggravated by the rising sea degree from Arctic ice melting within the final decade.
NAN quoted Nze as saying the present flooding is just not peculiar to Nigeria alone, however the world over.
In July, Germany and Belgium skilled intense rainstorms swelling streams which have washed away homes and automobiles, triggering huge landslides.
The NIHSA chief stated the company was bettering overflow forecasting and administration by the AFO.
Nze added that the general public is being engaged by sensitisation workshops, up to date hydrological databases and improved hydrological modelling programs.
He known as for enforcement and evaluation of environmental legal guidelines in addition to these of housing, land use, city and regional planning to forestall submerging.