He said that government would collaborate with relevant stakeholders, especially local council areas in this regard.
“We are quite aware of the warning that has been given as regards the states that will likely experience flooding in 2021.
“We have started massive desilting of drains across the state and we are going to carry out this action across the 18 local government areas.
“We are working in concert with the council areas, focusing on the councils that are prone to flooding in the state,’’ Wasa explained.
The permanent secretary said that people in affected areas had been advised to move to higher grounds.
NAN reports that the Nigeria Meteorological Agency had predicted that 28 states would experience substantial flooding in 2021.