The Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof Mansur Bako Matazu, has cautioned Nigerians to prepare for more rains in the next two months.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Monday, The NiMeT CEO acknowledged the recent damage caused by flooding across Nigeria recently.
According to the NiMeT CEO, the organisation had allocated several advisories prior to the flooding, which Nigerians failed to heed.
“There will be increased rainfall intensity in the next two months or so. This is the most active period – July, August and September. We are going to see more floods.” he said.
He further charged the public living in flood planes to vacate immediately.
“We are seeing a global concern especially as it relates to climate change and we are having localize factors.
“So, more floods are coming and we advise MDAs especially at states and local government levels to advise people living on flood planes and flood-prone areas to evacuate.” he added.
While lamenting that Nigerians keep cutting down trees and dumping refuses in drainage channels, the NiMeT CEO also emphasized the necessity for Nigerians to take weather forecasts seriously.