90,000 Homes Damaged and 500 Lives were Lost To Flooding Across Nigeria

An official stated and confirmed that at least 500 people have been sadly killed in floods across Nigeria.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, made this known during a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja.

“It is on record that over 1.4 million persons were displaced, with about 500 persons reported dead, 790,254 persons moved out of their locations, while 1,546 persons were injured,” he said.

“Similarly, 44, 099 houses were partially damaged, 45,249 houses, were totally damaged, 76,168 hectares of farmlands were partially destroyed, while 70, 566 hectares of farmlands were completely destroyed.”

According to Mr. Sani-Gwarzo, the government is also ready to make sure that those locations and communities affected, will also get some relief packages.

Mr. Sani-Gwarzo stated that the National Emergency Management Agency came up with relief packages reaching nothing less than 315,000 people that were without houses across the line of the flooding environment.

Here are the names of the states where deaths from floods have been reported, Kogi, Jigawa, Kebbi, and Bayelsa, and about 31 states said to have experienced flooding in 2022.

About 90,000 homes have also been partially or totally destroyed in the floods, the official revealed.

“We are taking all the necessary actions to bring relief to the people affected by the flood. All the concerned agencies have renewed their commitment to strengthen their efforts in reaching out to the victims and bringing relief to them,” he said.

He included that the release of the water resulted in the flooding, emphasizing that by the grace of God, the impact would be dropped to the tiniest minimum and more lives would be saved.

“The National Emergency Flood Preparedness and Response Plans for Nigeria have just been approved by the Federal Executive Council and it contains all the details of the roadmap that needs to be done.

However, he stated the meeting would come out with a communique to inform Nigerians that the government was not only informed of what the situation was but was prepared to reduce the impact.

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