Eight million people at risk of flooding in Lagos


About eight million people in Lagos State will be affected by flood this year, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned.

Acting Coordinator of the Lagos NEMA Office Ibrahim Farinloye spoke at the launch of the ‘Door to Door 2020 Awareness and Sensitisation Campaign on Prevention, Management and Mitigation of Flood’ in Mushin.

Farinloye said NEMA, in partnership with the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Red Cross, and public health practitioners, would ensure that critical people, especially women and children, are well equipped with adequate information in case of flood.

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He said: “We want to empower people with information against losses. We have assessed close to eight million people to be vulnerable. Four local government areas have been identified as highly probable flood prone areas, and about 13 to be probable.

“Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos Mainland, Ikorodu and Mushin…



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