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Why Lagos might disappear by sinking in 50 years – NIHSA

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The Nigeria Hydrological Providers Company (NIHSA) has given causes to why Lagos state could seize to exist within the subsequent 50 years if the flood skilled in most a part of the state continues.

The Director-Basic, NIHSA, Clement Nze who made this recognized throughout an interview with newsmen stated that the height of the wet season in Lagos is projected to be in September and has at all times been in that month.

In keeping with him, what was skilled throughout the state on Friday could be far much less extreme than what’s going to occur throughout the peak of the rain

He additionally acknowledged that no new holding dam had been constructed throughout the River Niger in Nigeria and the course of the Ladgo Dam in Cameroon to mitigate the affect of flood arising from the attainable opening of the dam.

Nze additionally defined that the Oyan Dam in Abeokuta must be opened if the water stage in it turns into excessive, including that its opening to launch water could be obligatory to forestall it from rupturing.

He stated as soon as the Oyan Dam was opened to launch water, the floods within the South-West states would possibly worsen.

“If the Oyan Dam collapses, the flood state of affairs in that area might be worse. So, it’s higher to launch water from the dam as soon as its water stage will get to the purpose of permitting a few of it to circulate out.

“Lagos and surrounding areas had been included in our prediction when it comes to the flooding that occurred. Additionally, Lagos is without doubt one of the 10 mega cities globally and there are six cities which might be sinking and would possibly sink or disappear in 50 years primarily based on meteorology,” he stated.

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