The Federal Government on Sunday advised state governments to take proactive measures to mitigate the impending floods expected across the country based on forecasts on heavy rainfalls and consequential flooding .
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs , Disaster Management and Social Development , Sadiya Umar- Farouq , gave the warning in a statement issued in Abuja by her Special Assistant on Media , Nneka Anibeze.
She urged states with highly probable flood risk areas to identify high grounds for use as camps for the evacuation of possible internally displaced persons and to shelter evacuated communities
The minister sympathised with the people of Kebbi, Bauchi and Jigawa states over the heavy flooding in some areas in the states which led to the loss of lives and farmlands.
Umar- Farouq urged states to organise humanitarian coordination fora to prepare all stakeholders for mitigation and response as well as request relief materials for prompt response after the flood .