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  • Updated: May 16, 2024

14 Kano LGAs at high risk of flooding - NiMET warns

14 Kano LGAs at high risk of flooding - NiMET warns


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMET, has issued a warning indicating that 14 out of the 44 local government areas, LGAs, in Kano State face a significant risk of flooding.

This alert came during a Disaster Risk Management Stakeholders Coordination Meeting on Seasonal Climate Prediction and Annual Flood Outlook held in Kano.

Dr. Nuradeen Abdullahi, the head of the NiMET Kano/Jigawa Territorial Office, highlighted the LGAs most likely to experience high-risk flooding as Rimin Gado, Tofa, Kabo, Madobi, Garum Malam, Bebeji, Rano, Dawakin Kudu, Warawa, Wudil, Sumaila, Ajingi, Kura, and Dala.

The objective of the meeting was to inform and mobilize stakeholders for potential flood events, stressing the necessity of coordinated disaster risk management strategies to alleviate the impact on affected communities.

Dr. Abdullahi further noted that five other LGAs—Karaye, Takai, Bunkure, Dawakin Tofa, and Makoda—were moderately susceptible to high-risk flooding.

He, however, hinted that the rest 25 LGAs were at low risk, naming them to include Doguwa, Tudun Wada, Kibiya, Garko, Albasu, Gaya, Kiru, Rogo, Gwarzo, Shanono, Tsanyawa, Bagwai, Bichi, Kunchi, Danbatta, Minjibir, Gabasawa, Gwale, Fagge, Nassarawa, Kano Municipal, Tarauni, Ungogo, Kumbotso, and Gezawa.

According to him, the meeting was to marshal out plans on the best ways to avert the predicted flooding across the state.

He identified women and children as mostly affected during the rainy season and urged people in flood-prone areas to take preventive measures before the season.

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