The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency on Monday refuted reports of an explosion at Kainji Dam in Niger State.
The NIHSA described the report as fake, urging the public to disregard the claims made by the online medium.
The Director-General, NIHSA, Clement Nze, told newsmen that his agency investigated the claim and found out that it was false.
He said, “The general public, especially the print and electronic media, should disregard the online ‘fake news’ claiming that there was an explosion in Kanji Dam.
“I can authoritatively confirm that Kainji Dam is safe, no explosion whatsoever in the dam.”
Nze said the hydrological services agency was working in synergy with the operators of major dams across the country.
The NIHSA boss said his personnel contacted officials at the Niger State dam but none of those contacted confirmed any explosion at the site.
“After reading the online news, I put a call across to the hydrologist who was holding a management meeting at the dam site at that moment,” he said.
Nze added, “He (the hydrologist) informed me that there was nothing like that.”
He further explained that NIHSA’s gauge readers working within the catchment had not reported such an incident.