The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) on Tuesday said there would be flooding in Niger, Imo, Benue and other states.
The agency urged those living in flood-prone areas to relocate upland or safer locations.
The Director-General of NIHSA, Moses Beckley, stated this in Abuja at the presentation of this year’s Annual Flood Outlook by the agency.
Beckley also said the floods would spread to many local government areas, calling on governments at all levels to ensure early preparation.
According to him, most cities are expected to experience severe flooding this year due to rise in sea level and tidal surge.
The agency added that Sokoto, Niger, Benue, Anambra, Imo, Ogun, Osun, Cross River, Yobe, Rivers, Delta, Ondo, Lagos, Oyo, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Kogi, are expected to experience flood.
Other states are – Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Kwara, FCT, Kogi, Taraba, Gombe, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Plateau, Enugu, Ekiti, Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Kano, Jigawa, and Edo.
He added that there would be flashes of flood in some states as the rains set in.