Floods: At Least 300 People Died In 2022, Says NEMA
According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the 2022 flood disaster in Nigeria has already claimed the lives of no fewer than than 300 individuals.
At a strategy workshop with stakeholders on disaster risk reduction and management held in Abuja, the NEMA director general, Mustapha Ahmed, revealed this.
He claimed that the agency receives more than 50 flood crisis notifications every day, affecting more than 100 villages.
He claims that the figures have been rising daily.
Ahmed predicted that the flood crisis in 2022 will be worse than the one in 2012.
According to NEMA, flooding caused at least 363 fatalities and more than 2.1 million displaced people in 2012.
The NEMA boss cited the state government’s failure to heed the warnings as the reason why catastrophe management and reduction are extremely challenging.