NEMA blames state governors for floods, as death toll reaches 300


By Aminu Kutama

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has blamed state governments for not heeding to the flood warnings, which it said makes disaster reduction and management very difficult.

The Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed, disclosed this at a strategic workshop with stakeholders on disaster risk reduction and management held in Abuja.

He said more than 300 people have so far been killed in flood disaster across Nigeria in 2022.

The Director General added that over 50 flood disaster alerts were received by the agency on a daily basis, with more than 100 communities affected.

According to him, the numbers have been increasing by the day, asserting that the 2022 flood disaster will be worse than that of 2012.

In 2012, NEMA reported that at least 363 people were killed and over 2.1 million people were displaced by floods.

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