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Flood: 172,000 persons displaced across 16 states in 2022, says FG

Flood: 172,000 persons displaced across 16 states in 2022, says FG
April 28
07:35 2023

The National Economic Council (NEC) has received reports of losses incurred in 16 states during the floods of 2022. 

According to the report submitted on Thursday, 104,000 houses were destroyed while 172,000 persons were displaced.

Badaru Abubakar, Jigawa state governor and chairperson of the ad-hoc committee on flooding, listed the states to include Osun, Enugu, Akwa Ibom, Kogi, Delta, Kwara, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi and Sokoto.

Abubakar said the report consists of the extent of damage, causes of flooding in each state, possible measures to mitigate flooding in subsequent years, as well as suggestions for palliatives to be given to victims.

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He said: “104,000 households have been affected, 172,000 people displaced, 201 died and 108 injured. We have seen 81,000 farmers affected, 173,000 hectares affected, 174,000 completely destroyed, 201 partially destroyed and we have lost 52,000 livestock from the 16 states.

“We have also seen 171 schools affected, 199 roads affected covering 835 kilometres with 61 bridges washed away.

“We also see 792 medical institutions from small dispensaries, primary health care centres, and secondary health care centres to tertiary. So this is the summary of what we collected for the 16 states.

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“We will compile and then submit to our NEC chairman, who will now discuss with the presidential committee on flooding so that the two documents will be synchronised and relief will be sent to the victims.

“It takes little time because of the election for the response. But I believe the federal government is really eager to support those victims of flooding.”

The governor added that the states will submit their reports next week.

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