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The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA on Monday warned Nigerians that there would be another devastating floods in the country next year if necessary precautions were not taken by government at all levels.

Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Mohammed gave the warning when he appeared before the Senate Committee on special duties to defend his agency’s 2023 budget.

According to him, the early warnings given to the states in 2022 by NEMA were ignored, hence the devastating effects all over the affected areas.

He told the senators that despite early warnings issued to state and local governments whose areas are flood-proned, none of them had taken any positive steps to guide against it.

NEMA also expressed disappointment at the failure of some governors for not setting up state emergency management agencies, SEMA to mitigate the impacts of floods in their states.

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