The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the 2022 flood disaster displaced 2,430,445 in Nigeria.


NEMA’s director-general, Mustapha Ahmed said this at the opening of a one-week strategic executive course for Nigeria’s emergency management stakeholders on Monday in Abuja.

“Records indicate that 662 persons have lost their lives, 3,174 others have suffered an injury, and 2,430,445 individuals have been displaced by the floods,” he said.

Ahmed added, “Thousands of houses, hectares of farmlands, and several critical national assets were destroyed by the raging floods.”

Participating in the course were heads of state emergency management agencies and heads of NEMA’s zonal, territorial and operational offices, among other partner agencies.


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Ahmed said the capacity building training was expedient when the country was recovering from the impacts created by the 2022 flood disaster adding that the training which would afford the participants to share their experiences, would also provide an opportunity for them to develop holistic approaches to disaster and crisis management in the country.

“NEMA, in collaboration with state governments and other partners, are currently working assiduously towards the long-term recovery of impacted communities across the nation,” he said.


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