Many states across the country will witness more floods following the rise in the water levels of Nigeria ’ s two major rivers – River Niger and River Benue , the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency declared on Monday .
NIHSA is the Federal Government’ s agency that has the mandate of monitoring all the major rivers in Nigeria including the trans – boundary rivers Niger and Benue , among other functions .
The agency stated that one of the latest information it received on September 6 , 2019 , from the headquarters of the Niger Basin Authority in Niamey, Niger Republic , confirmed steady rise into the Red Alert Zone up to 6 . 26 metres of the flood level of River Niger monitored in Niamey.
The Director- General , NIHSA , Clement Nze , explained that flood alerts were graded as Yellow Alert , 5 . 5 m to 5 . 8 m ; Orange Alert , 5 . 8 m to 6 . 2 m; and Red Alert , 6 . 2 m and above .
Details to come …