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River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by Adebayor1(m): 12:14am On Aug 07, 2016
Following intense rainfall and rise in water level, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has advised communities along the river Niger to evacuate immediately to safer ground as a result of the likelihood of floods that may occur, any moment from now.
Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi who gave the advice on Saturday said the agency has received alerts of the flood from information given by the authorities in the Republic of Niger that the present water level in the river had reached a point that may result in the flood that could be compared with the unfortunate experience of 2012.

He said “Niger Basin Authority (NBA) notified Nigeria that rainy season, which started in the Middle Niger (Burkina Faso and Niger Republic) in June, 2016, has led to a gradual rise of the level of River Niger in Niamey, Niger Republic. This high level of water in Niger Republic is already spreading to Benin Republic, and invariably, to Nigeria”.

He disclosed that the level of water in all the hydrological monitoring stations across the country, as at Friday August, 2016, had already exceeded the corresponding values at that time, which was an alarming situation that required the prompt and coordinated action of all governments and stakeholders.

“If the heavy rainfall continues in intensity and duration within these regions of the River Niger, it is imminent that flood situation similar to that of the year 2012 may occur”, he added.m

The NEMA DG then called on all stakeholders to take necessary actions in line with their various mandates.

He added that, “The states and local government are to ensure observance with the threat in order to avert imminent loss of lives and properties that might certainly arise in the event of flood.”

Sidi identified the states along the river Niger belts as being the most vulnerable as well as those along its major tributaries that includes Benue river belts, the confluence states and downstream to the Atlantic Coast.

NEMA Zonal and Operation offices, he noted, have been instructed to continue with advocacy visit to the state governments and also urged the state to utilize the flood vulnerability maps given to them earlier by NEMA to identify safer ground for temporary shelters in time of evacuation as well as reviewing all their contingency plans.

Source : http://dailypost.ng/2016/08/06/leave-immediately-river-niger-will-soon-overflow-nema-warns-nearby-communities/

Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by Thewrath(m): 12:18am On Aug 07, 2016
And move to where? If only Nigeria had been better,provisions would Have been made in respect to an unforeseen circumtance.
By then,this is Nigeria.

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by OrganicWhitenin: 12:22am On Aug 07, 2016
Wooowww! God help them!

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by sunkoye: 12:24am On Aug 07, 2016
They won't listen now oh....until poo happens.

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by duality(m): 12:25am On Aug 07, 2016
It will not happen in Jesus mighty name

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by project8(m): 12:29am On Aug 07, 2016
may God protect us frm flood

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by BeeBeeOoh(m): 12:29am On Aug 07, 2016
God please help your people oh

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by lekezino(m): 12:36am On Aug 07, 2016
**smiles**
Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by amuokuko: 1:46am On Aug 07, 2016
Is there no way NEMA can channel the flooding to Sambisa forest

NEMA wey can do guess work...

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by amuokuko: 1:58am On Aug 07, 2016
Come oooo..
They should leave immediately and go live on trees abi the houses they live in is movable

This govt useless ooo, instead of providing a temporary safe zone, they re here prophesying doom...

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by Nobody: 6:43am On Aug 07, 2016
duality:
It will not happen in Jesus mighty name

Hope you can recall the 2012 deadly flood?

Ask your friends to take heed and leave the flood - prone areas. God has given us brains for a reason.

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by praise010(m): 7:24am On Aug 07, 2016
amuokuko:
Come oooo..
They should leave immediately and go live on trees abi the houses they live in is movable

This govt useless ooo, instead of providing a temporary safe zone, they re here prophesying doom...

Don't mind them. They want the people to move as if they are Fulani nomads that move from place to place.

No arrangement will be made by NEMA and the state governments now. They are all religious bigots like some Nairalanders who will rather than take action will increase their prayer hour.

My response to them is that it is God who gave us the wisdom to detect these occurance so that we can take action.

On the second thought, it appears we don't trust NEMA and relevant agencies in Nigeria. People think they are making guess work.

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by Thisis2raw(m): 8:45am On Aug 07, 2016
They should heed to this warming now, but I know Nigerians they go wait to try God

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by veekid(m): 8:46am On Aug 07, 2016
shocked
Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by sommy03(m): 8:46am On Aug 07, 2016
like seriously... move to where exactly

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by strangest(m): 8:46am On Aug 07, 2016
Move go where? Haba they should create a venue for them to move to even if its temporary... IDP

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by psychologist(m): 8:48am On Aug 07, 2016
Smh to my country
Leave immediately to where
Is any option provided
Or you mean they should move from the bank to the river itself?

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by gulfer: 8:50am On Aug 07, 2016
Please,Can someone list the likely to be affected areas?

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by PrinceEvolution(m): 8:50am On Aug 07, 2016
OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE..PLS ADVICE WISELY..
duality:
It will not happen in Jesus mighty name

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by Nobody: 8:51am On Aug 07, 2016
duality:
It will not happen in Jesus mighty name
when I see statements like this, I get really annoyed. I am a Christian too,and I know the verse that says "wisdom is the principal thing, in all thy getting, get understanding". It will happen, and if they refuse to leave, they will be swallowed by flood, because even God doesn't tolerate foolishness, people would rather pray and fast instead of using their common sense to do things, to me I see it praying amiss and don't forget "faith without work is...", the work here is using your sense to do the right thing by listening to the warning

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by Nobody: 8:51am On Aug 07, 2016
See dem ediots above.

So where should government put entire village in such short notice? Your house?

A pro active government is warning its citizen about impending doom, these ones are still wailing.
Like its that easy to evacuate the entire village at one swoop.

When Katrina struck in USA despite all the warning and stuff, did government evacuate the entire affected area?

When government give warnings like that, you should be smart enough to save yourself and family first then ask question later, And not be waiting for government to evacuate you.

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by Femich18(m): 8:52am On Aug 07, 2016
sunkoye:
They won't listen now oh....until poo happens.
Sure typical Nigerians... The only warning we heed to in this Country is LOW BATTERY

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by Nobody: 8:53am On Aug 07, 2016
Soon is when?
Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by bigerboy200: 8:53am On Aug 07, 2016
duality:
It will not happen in Jesus mighty name
Pity Christians like u..

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by Muyoatlanta(m): 8:54am On Aug 07, 2016
duality:
It will not happen in Jesus mighty name
most of our prayers will be answered if open books and our senses... #thewaywhitewalk
Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by OKorowanta: 8:54am On Aug 07, 2016
bigerboy200:

Pity Christians like u..
I concur
Flood go carry am go troway for Babylon.

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by Nobody: 8:55am On Aug 07, 2016
God save us from another Omiyale

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by jerryfisher(m): 8:57am On Aug 07, 2016
amuokuko:
Is there no way NEMA can channel the flooding to Sambisa forest

NEMA wey can do guess work...
i dey tell u oooo,,,,,no b only nema na messi!!!

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Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by DabuIIIT: 8:58am On Aug 07, 2016
They shud adhere to the warning asap o,the dullapo doesnt have anybody's time pre or post flood...hes more interested in sniffing for rats and cocroaches and lizards in ekiti state..
Theres faya on the mountain...
Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by toluA5F5: 8:58am On Aug 07, 2016
shocked shocked shocked...relocating things
Re: River Niger Will Soon Overflow – NEMA Warns Nearby Communities by Richy4(m): 8:59am On Aug 07, 2016
duality:
It will not happen in Jesus mighty name

Are u kidding me?? The officials says they should go to temporary place to be safe and u are.....

Your statement is just heart breaking...assuming you were Lot in the bible,U would have remained in Sodom because the fire would never happen....

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