The National Emergency Management Agency has added 3 more states to its disaster-prone list for 2018; Rivers and Bayelsa are part of the new additions.
While other continents contend with tsunamis, hurricanes and other major disasters, Nigeria’s recurring concern seems to be flooded. Currently in 2018, at least 9 states of its 36 have been officially declared disaster prone by NEMA due to the ravaging effects of the flood to human life and properties.
The states include Rivers, Anambra, Benue, Bayelsa, Niger, Kogi, Delta among others.
NEMA made 3 new additions after analyzing the condition of the affected states in 2018. The flood has affected lives and properties, disrupting businesses and costing huge economic loss.
Nigeria’s agriculture minister is warning there could be a shortage of rice, the country’s staple food.
The warning was influenced by the effects of devastating floods which has hit large parts of the country, destroying crops just as farmers were getting ready for harvest.