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Flood Alert: Kwara 18 other States, May Experience Flooding in August – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 19 states including Kwara and 56 communities across the country are likely to witness heavy rainfall that can lead to flooding within the month.

The Lagos Territorial Coordinator, NEMA Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said this in a statement on Monday, August 14, 2023, made available to newsmen in Lagos.

Farinloye listed the states and communities as, Kwara: Kosubosu, Delta: Aboh; Ekiti State: Ado Ekiti; and Ondo State: Akure, Idanre, Ifon, Iju Itaogbolu, Ogbese, Owo, Owena and Ondo.

Others, he said, included: Lagos State: Apapa, Badagry, Eti Osa, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Ikoyi, Lagos Island, Ojo Lagos, Surulere; Anambra: Atani; Ogun: Ifo, Ota, Sagamu; Nasarawa State: Lafia, Wamba; and Cross River: Ikom, Ogoja.

Farinloye also listed Bauchi State: Jamaare, Misau, Azare, Itas, Kafin Madaki, Kari, Kirfi, Tafawa Balewa, Katagum; Jigawa: Hadejia, Miga; Osun State: Ilesa, Oshogbo, and Abia State: Ugba.

The rest, he said, are Zamfara State: Anka, Bungudu, Gusau; Sokoto State: Goronyo; Adamawa State: Numan, Shelleng; Taraba State: Serti; Benue: Ito, Katsina-Ala, Vande-Ikya; and Imo State: Oguta, Orlu.

By Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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