2022 FLOOD DISASTER MAYBE WORSE THAN 2012 -NEMA
Written by Kayode Sanni on September 14, 2022
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned that 2022 flood disaster may be worse than that of 2012.
The Director General of NEMA, MUSTAPHA AHMED, disclosed this at a strategic workshop with stakeholders on disaster risk reduction and management held in Abuja.
AHMED said that more than 300 people have so far been killed in flood disaster across Nigeria in 2022, noting that over 50 flood disaster alerts were received by the agency on a daily basis, with more 100 communities affected.
According to him, the numbers have been increasing by the day while blaming state governments for not heeding to the warnings, which he said makes disaster reduction and management very difficult.
In 2012, NEMA reported that at least 363 people were killed and over 2.1 million people were displaced by floods.