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NiMet Warns Against Flood In Northeast, Southwest States

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has prompted Nigerians, especially in Taraba state and some South Western areas to prepare for impending floods this year.

The Director-General of NiMet, Pof Mansur Matazu said this while speaking on expected rainfall predictions for some parts of the country.

Recently, Bauchi, Adamawa and Lagos states encountered floods across the state after days of rainfall that claimed lives and properties. 

Matazu added that NiMet documented 95 percent precision and accuracy in the last 15 years even when the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said 60 percent precision is good.

Read: NiMET Predicts Bauchi 2022 Rainy Season To Begin In May 

He bemoaned that some states and local governments were not heeding early warnings given by the federal government by aligning to activities at the national level intended for curbing the effect of floods. 

However, Matazu conveyed optimism that with the agency’s good working relationship with the National Orientation Agency and Ministry of Information, a lot of sensitization will be done to ensure that Nigerians take cognisance of climate forecasts in their daily activities.

The NiMet boss further emphasized the need for MDAs to adhere to all the precautions from NiMet to impede the consequence of flooding.  

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