The Nigerian Metrological Agency (NIMET) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have predicted that the year 2019 will experience heavier rainfall than last year and in order to check the incidence of flooding and erosion which usually accompany heavy rainfall, the Ministry of Environment has directed that all illegal structures including buildings and caravan blocking the Natural waterways and drainage be removed.

Based on the prediction and the warnings by NIMET and NEMA, the Delta State Government has advised people living in the river banks and low land areas to move to higher lands or places of safety.

Members of the public are informed that the State Ministry of Environment would soon embark on the clearing of natural waterways, drainages and the demolition of illegal structures built on waterways to ensure the free flow of water and reduce the incidence of flooding and erosion.

Accordingly, authorities of Local Government Councils, Traditional Rulers, Community and Opinion Leaders in the state are by this announcement advised to step up preparedness against the flood prediction to reduce the level of destruction of property and to avoid loss of lives.

The general public should please be guided.

Paul Osahor JP
Director of Information