National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed that about 2,430,445 persons were displaced by the 2022 flood disaster that ravaged different parts of the country.
Director General of the Agency, Mustapha Ahmed Habib, who made the disclosure while speaking during the opening of a one-week strategic executive course for Nigeria Emergency Management Stakeholders, Monday in Abuja, added further that 662 people died in the disasters.
“Records indicate that 662 persons have lost their lives, 3,174 others have suffered injury and 2, 430, 445 individuals have been displaced by the floods.
“Thousands of houses, hectares of farmlands and several critical national assets were destroyed by the raging floods.
“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.
Habib further noted 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 crises management in the country.
“This event is taking place in the immediate aftermath of the devastating 2022 flood disaster which is unprecedented in the history of Nigeria,” he said.
Remarking at the event, Director-General, FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Alhaji Abbas Idriss, who spoke on behalf of the participants, appreciated NEMA for organising the training.