The three states that are next in line according to NEMA are Anambra, Bayelsa and Delta

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has issued a warning to three states that are likely to be ravaged by floods.

Ishaya Isah, the Coordinator of the Abuja Operations Office of NEMA in-charge of Kogi gave the warning in Lokoja on Tuesday.

He said that the ongoing flooding, affecting some parts of Kogi State is likely to spread to Anambra, Delta and Bayelsa states.

Isah lamented that the awareness campaigns that was carried out in the flood devastated state of Kogi fell on deaf ears.

?Some of the people in these communities are very adamant and they tend not to move out on the grounds of tradition,? he said, ?some even asked why they should move out when the land is their father?s land.?

?The flood is likely to increase because it is still raining and this is why we need to tell the communities that are likely to be prone to this disaster in order for them to be prepared,? he said.

Isah who reiterated the authenticity of the information the agency passes to residents, urged them to take advantage of it and save their lives.

More than 7,300 people have been recently displaced as well as properties worth billions of naira destroyed in the floods that ravaged parts of Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State. The flooding has also had a national impact as the Abuja-Lokoja Highway, the major road linking the south of the country to the national capital, has been closed.

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