God Responsible For Floods Across Nigeria — Minister of Water Resources

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The minister of water resources, Suleiman Adamu, has said 80 percent of the floods in Nigeria are caused by rainfall and not Cameroon’s Lagdo dam as widely believed.

Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, October 19, Adamu said: “All these stories I’ve been seeing on social media, I just laugh, because they are misleading. The contribution of the Lagdo dam to flooding in this country is only one percent.

Sometimes they release the water without notice and when they do that, it has impact on communities downstream. But it is not the main reason we have floods in this country, 80 percent of the floods in this country is water that we are blessed with from God from the sky.

This year’s flood, I can assure you, we cannot blame it on Cameroon to be sincere. We’ll continue to have floods on the river Niger and Benue basins. We signed the MOU with the Cameroonian authorities.

According to figures released by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), more than two million people have been affected by the flood, with over 500 deaths. Several communities have also been cut off from trade and food supply due to a lack of access to their communities.

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