Another Massive flood coming in Nigeria as Cameroon set to open Lagdo Dam. The government of Cameroon has stated its plan to open the Lagdo Dam on the River Benue, which might cause major flooding in Nigeria.
A letter issued by Umar Salisu, the Ministry’s Director of African Affairs in Cameroon, was used to notify the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
According to the Cameroonian government, the decision to open the Lagdo Dam was made to lessen the amount of water produced by Cameroon’s frequent rain.
The Ministry encouraged NEMA to take prompt preventive steps and sensitize residents in impacted regions in order to limit damage.
The Cameroonian authorities, according to Salisu, will release “only a modulated, variable, small amount of water at a time.”
“I have the honor to inform you that the Ministry has received a Note Verbale from the High Commission of the Republic of Cameroon informing you that Cameroonian officials have resolved to open the flood gates of the Lagdo Dam on the Benue River in the coming days due to heavy rainfall around the Dam catchment area in Northern Cameroon,” the letter continued.
“According to the Note, when water release becomes necessary, the Lagdo Dam authorities will release only a modulated, variable, small amount of water at a time in order to mitigate and avoid damages that the released water may cause along the River Benue basin in both Cameroon and Nigeria.”
“In light of the foregoing, it would be appreciated if the esteemed Agency takes all necessary proactive steps and actions to mitigate the damage as well as sensitise the populace living in such areas to the importance of vigilance and all necessary precautions.”
The Ministry also asked citizens in the impacted regions to be calm and follow the authorities’ instructions.
Another Massive flood coming in Nigeria as Cameroon set to open Lagdo Dam