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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.

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.

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.

The Bayelsa State Government has directed the immediate closure of all schools in the state as a precautionary measure to avoid loss of lives in the current flooding in the state.