The Director-General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency
(NIHSA), Clement Nze, on Monday said 13 states would witness more
floods following the rise in the water levels of River Niger and River
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, he listed Kebbi, Niger,
Kwara, Nasarawa, Kogi, Edo, Anambra, Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa, Adamawa,
Taraba and Benue as being among states to experience flooding because
of the steady rise of the River Benue owing to the local rainfall with
attendant heavy inflows from the tributaries of the river.
He said water from six of the nine countries that make up the Niger
Basin Authority was pouring into the country and could lead to severe
flooding in those states.
He said Nigeria was on flood red alert and the flood sighted in the
Niger Republic was expected to arrive the Nigerian border through
Kebbi State yesterday.