The Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation Joseph Terlumum raised the concern on Thursday while speaking with Newsmen

According to him, a total of 63 deaths and 2,102 suspected cases have already been recorded as of Wednesday, the 3rd of July 2024, since the outbreak of the epidemic.

Recent incessant rains have resulted in floods in some states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), a situation that prompted the minister to call on state governments across the country to intensify efforts in clearing drainages.

He said river flooding is expected beginning this month, and states likely to be impacted are Niger, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Adamawa, Benue, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Jigawa, Kogi, Kebbi, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Ondo, Ogun, Rivers, Taraba and the FCT.

His call comes days after the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Jide Idris confirmed that the death toll from the rampaging cholera outbreak had risen to 63, with 2,102 suspected cases….