Nigeria: Proper Drainages, Channelisation Can Harness Flood

Flood is a phenomenon that affects humanity and its environment, but in spite of the havoc it can wreak, flood can be a blessing if properly harnessed and managed, experts said.

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) in its 2017 flood outlook, predicted that about 26 states across the federation and 96 local government areas are expected to experience high flood in the next few months.

The Director General of NIHSA, Dr Moses Beckley, said an additional 231 local government areas from other states fall under the moderate flood risk areas.

However, most parts of the country have experienced and are still experiencing flood, which has wreaked a lot of havoc through loss of lives and properties.



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