In the recent past, the south-south region of Nigeria, specifically the people living around River Niger, River Nun, and River Orasi in Delta State, Bayelsa State, and Rivers State respectively have been recording the greatest floods in their history.
In 2012, they recorded the greatest flood of all time. Most of the old people within the stated region attested to it. In 2018, yet another great flood was experienced. It was recorded as the second or third greatest flood suffered by the people of the region.
Many attributed the flood to the lack of proper management and discharge of water from a dam in Cameroon. Some attributed it to the impact of global warming and several other environmental problems. Nevertheless, the heavy rains have always been behind these great floods.
Last week, the heavy rains, pushed the annual flood to a worrisome level. This week, the heavy rains recorded have already joined forces with the flood to eject dozens of people from their homes in Delta State, Bayelsa State, and Rivers State. Communities along River Niger, River Nun, and River Orasi and other small rivers connected to those major rivers are already feeling the impact of the flood. Many buildings are already standing in the pool of water.
There is great tension due to the flash increase of the flood in the past few days. Thus, we are using this medium to call on all relevant government authorities in Delta State, Bayelsa State, and Rivers State, and all relevant non-governmental organizations responsible for managing flood victims to prepare their house so that the unexpected will not take them by surprise.
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