Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, to Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, disclosed this while briefing the State’s House correspondents after the FEC meeting Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The unusually heavy rainfall and resulting flooding has affected nearly 2.8 million people across the country.
The minister stated this while appearing for budget defence before Senate Committee on Water Resources in Abuja.
Of this figure, the Federal Government said, 1.3 are displaced, 2,407 injured, and 603 persons lost their lives.
The Ambassador at Large and Head of Diplomatic Mission Nigeria, Dr Duru Hezekiah, in a statement signed by the Editor-in-Chief of its media unit, Fidelis Onakpoma Saturday in Abuja, described the flooding in Nigeria as unfortunate.
The commission also released the sum of N15million to over 8,000 affected households.
The State Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Godwin Oyiwona made this public.
Zonal Coordinator, South West, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Lagos Wednesday.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, disclosed this in a statement he issued on Sunday.
This was revealed in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello
Rufus Oyegbile, Special Adviser to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola on Environment and Sanitation, gave the charge at the inauguration of the dredging of rivers and waterways in Iwo Local Government Area of the state.
The Chairman of ECTDA, Dr Josef Onoh, disclosed this on Sunday in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu.
Retired Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Muhammed, the Director-General of the agency, disclosed this at the 2020 Flood After Action Review Technical Meeting organised for stakeholders on Monday in Abuja.
Ojo, who gave the warning while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Oye-Ekiti, said that building on waterways could affect the free flow of water and cause flooding.
They made the call in an interview with a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.
Daini made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ikorodu, as clearing and dredging of canals was carried out in the council development area.
The Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Funminiyi Afuye and the Ogoga of Ikere Ekiti, Oba Adejimi Adu, said necessary support would be given to groups and agencies in the state to prevent flooding and its attendant loss of lives and property.
Sanusi Ado, the Coordinator of the Agency in charge of Kano Territorial Office, made the disclosure at a stakeholders meeting on 2020 Flood Awareness Campaign and Implication of Seasonal Rainfall Prediction held on Wednesday in Kano.
The governor gave the order when he visited the victims of the flood that occurred in Suleja, where no fewer than 13 persons lost their lives, seven injured and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed as a result of a heavy rainfall in some parts of Niger.
Giving the directive while leading a high powered team of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources that included the Special Adviser on Drainages, Engr. Joe Igbokwe, and Permanent Secretary, Lekan Shodeinde, on an inspection of ongoing drainage projects, the Commissioner, Tunji Bello, said though the gates were erected by residents to prevent encroachment, they are hindering the immediate evacuation of refuse and silts and would be fixed after the evacuation.