The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has warned that millions of Nigerians across the country in 314 local government areas may be affected by different degrees of flooding.
It is said that the flooding outlook might be indicating that over 33 states will be flooded as it happened in 2016, but not as bad as it was in 2012.
The NIHSA has called for these areas to adequately prepare as the flood can be extremely severe.
Below is the breakdown and a list of the states and local government areas that are prone to flooding:
1. Four LGAs in Abia State – Umuahia South, Umuahia North, Ukwa West and Ukwa East.
2. Sixteen LGAs in Imo – Ezinihitte- Mbaise, Obowo, Owerri West, Owerri North, Aboh-Mbaise, Owerri Municipal, Mbaitolu, Isu, Isia-Mbiano, Nwangele, Umuimo, Ideato South, Okigwe, Ideato North, Njaba and Orlu.
3. Nine LGAs in Cross River – Odukpani, Biase, Calabar South, Bakassi, Akpabuyo, Calabar Municipal, Abi, Yakkur, Obubra.
4. Six LGAs in Ebonyi – Abakaliki, Afikpo North, Ikwo, Ezza-South, Ohaukwu, Ebonyi.
5. Fifteen LGAs in Rivers State – Oyigbo, Etche, Omumma, Tai, Khana, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Akuku-Toru, Degema, Asari-Toru, Okrika, Bonny, Andoni, Ogu/Bolo, Gokana and Opobo/ Nkono.
6. Eleven LGAs in Akwa Ibom – Ikot Abasi, Eastern Obolo, Ibeno, Mbo, Esit-Eket, Urue-Offong/Oruko, Oron, Okobo, Nsit-Atai, Itu and Uruan.
7. Three LGAs in Enugu State – Enugu South, Enugu East and Oji-River.
8. Six LGAs in Ogun State – Abeokuta North, Abeokuta South, Ifo, Obafemi-Owode, Ijebu-East and Ogun Waterside.
9. Sixteen LGAs in Oyo State. They are Saki East, Ibarapa North, Ibarapa Central, Itesiwaju, Ibadan South-West, Ibadan South-East, Ibadan Central, Ona-Ara, Ibadan North-West, Ibadan North, Egbeda, Lagelu, Oyo East, Ogbomosho South, Kajola and Iseyin.
10. Fifteen LGAs in Osun State – Iwo, Ayedire, Ola-Oluwa, lsokan, Irepodun, Orolu,Egbedore, Oshogbo, Ede North,Ede South, Obokun, Odo-Otin/Ila, Ilesha West, Ilesha East and Ifelodun.
11. Two LGAs Ekiti – Efon and Ifelodun/Irepodun.
12.Three LGAs in Ondo State – Ese-Odo, Ifedore and Ilaje.
13. Eleven LGAs in Delta State – Ughelli South, Warri North, Warri, South-West, Ndokwa East, Oshimili South, Oshimili North, Burutu, Patani, Ndokwa West and Aniocha North.
14. Eighteen LGAs in Lagos State – Badagry, Ojo, Amuwo-Odofin, Apapa, Eti-Osa, Epe, Agege, Mushin, Somolu, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Surulere, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Ibeju-Lekki, Kosofe, Ifako-Ijaye, Ikeja and Ikorodu.
15. Seven LGAs in Bayelsa – Southernljaw, Brass, Nembe, Kolokuma/Opokum , Yenagoa, Ekeremor and Sagbama.
16. Fourteen LGAs in Anambra – Ogbaru, Orumba South, Onitsha South, Onitsha North, Anambra East, Anambra West, Ayamelum, Orumba North, Awka South, Anaocha, Oyi, Dunu-Kofia and Njikoka.
17. Ten LGAs in Kogi State – Ibaji, Igala-Mela-Odolu, Ajaokuta, Idah,Ofu, Adavi, Omala, Bassa, Koton-Karfe
18. Two LGAs in Edo State – Etsako East and Esan South-East LGAs.
19. Six LGAs in Benue State – Guma, Buruku, Agatu, Makurdi, Tarka and Logo LGAs.
20. Seven LGAs in Nasarawa State – Doma, Keana, Awe, Toto, Nasarawa, Keffi and Nasarawa-Eggon.
21. Five LGAs in Taraba State – Ibi, Wukari, Jalingo, Gassol, Ardo-Kol and Lau.
22. Four LGAs in Kaduna State – Kaura, Kaduna South, Kaduna North and Chikun.
23. One LGA in Plateau State – Jos South.
24. Five LGAs in Gombe State – Dukku, Gombe, Yamaltu/Deba, Nafada and Funakaya.
25. Seven LGAs in Adamawa State – Lamurde, Numan, Guyuk, Demsa, Yola South, Yola North and Fufore.
26. One LGA in Federal Capital Territory – Abaji.
27. Six LGAs in Kwara State – Edu, Pategi, Asa, Ilorin West, Oyun and Offa.
28. One LGA in Katsina State.
29. Fifteen LGAs in Sokoto State – Shagari, Yabo, Bodinga, Dange-Shuni, Sokoto South, Silame, Wamakko, Sokoto North, Kware, Gwadabawa, Sabon-Birnin, Isa, Gudu, Rabah and Goronyo.
30. Six LGAs in Zamfara State – Bakura, Gusau, Bungudu, Maradun, Shinkafi and Zurmi.
31. Fourteen LGAs in Kebbi State – Yauri, Shanga, Bagudu, Koko/Besse, Aleiro, Suru, Dandi, Kalgo, Birnin-Kebbi, Augie, Ngaski, Bunza, Argungu and Arewa-Dan.
32. Twelve LGAs in Niger State – Magama, Agwara, Borgo, Wushishi, Gbako, Mashegu, Bosso, Mokwa, Bida, Edati, Shiroro and Chanchanga.
33. Twenty-two LGAs in Kano State – Albasu, Kabo, Rimigado, Madobi, Kura, Dawakin, Kudu, Kumbotso, Warawa, Wudil, Gaya, Ajingi, Bebeji, Garum-
Mallam, Tudun-Wada, Karaye, Tarauni, Municipal, Gwale, Fagge, Dalla, Nasarawa and Ungogo.
34. Five LGAs in Bauchi State – Shira, Jama’are, Itas/Gadu, Zaki and Kirfi.
35. Fifteen LGAs in Jigawa State – Guri, Mallam-Madur, Kiri-Kasamma, Taura, Maitagari, Kaugama, Birnin-Riwa, Hadejia, Ringim, Miga, Auyo, Jahun, Kafin-Hausa, Kiyawa and Gwaram.
36. Seven LGAs in Borno State – Monguno, Kukawa, Marte, Maiduguri, Ngala, Abadam and Shani.
37. Seven LGAs in Yobe State – Bade, Karasuwa, Jakusko, Bursari, Nguru, Yusufari and Geidam.
Kogi will experience different dimensions of flooding.