Nigeria’s Minister of Water Resources warned Thursday that large parts of the country are at high risk of flooding.
Suleiman Adamu said that 32 of the country’s 36 provinces may face severe storms and flooding and noted there could be food shortages in these regions.
Adamu also called for preventive measures to increase security in the area and reduce casualties and property.
In countries in tropical climate zones, the average annual rainfall varies regionally.
In 2019, a total of 277,555 people were affected by floods and 158 died.
In 2020, the flood toll rose to more than 2.35 million, resulting in the deaths of 69 people, said Muhammadu Muhammad, former head of Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
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