14 States Predicted To Record Heavy Rainfall This Year, FG Issues Flood Alert

A flood alert has been issued by the Federal Government, indicating that heavy rainfall may result in flooding across 14 states and 31 communities from July 4 to 8. The Federal Ministry of Environment released a statement confirming this information.

The identified states and communities prone to flooding are as follows: Langtang and Shendam in Plateau State, Sumaila and Tudun Wada in Kano State, Shagari, Goronyo, and Silame in Sokoto State, as well as Okwe in Delta State.

Additionally, the alert includes Kachia in Kaduna State, Upenekang in Akwa Ibom State, Mubi, Demsa, Song, Mayo-Belwa, Jimeta, and Yola in Adamawa State, and Katsina, Jibia, Kaita, and Bindawa in Katsina State.

The flood alert also covers Wara, Yelwa, and Gwandu in Kebbi State, Shinkafi and Gummi in Zamfara State, Briyel in Borno State, Gwaram in Jigawa State, Jebba in Kwara State, and Mashegu and Kontagora in Niger State.

The government has urged all relevant stakeholders in the affected states to take necessary precautions in order to prevent loss of life and property.

See the full statement below:


The following locations and environs may witness heavy rainfall that may lead to flooding from 4th July – 8th July, 2023

Plateau State: Langtang, Shendam

Kano State: Sumaila, Tudun wada

Sokoto State: Shagari, Goronyo, Silame

Delta State: Okwe

Kaduna State: Kachia

Akwa Ibom State: Upenekang

Adamawa State: Mubi, Demsa, Song, Mayo-belwa, Jimeta, Yola

Katsina State: Katsina, Jibia, Kaita, Bindawa

Kebbi State: Wara, Yelwa, Gwandu

Zamfara State: Shinkafi, Gummi

Borno State: Briyel

Jigawa State: Gwaram

Kwara State: Jebba

Niger State: Mashegu, Kontagora

Relevant stakeholders are advised to take precautionary measures to forestall loss of lives and property.

Note: Feedback from relevant stakeholders, State Government representatives on this platform for encouragement and record purposes will be highly appreciated.

Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) Central Hub,

Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja