Flood: 500 killed, over 1.4 million affected – FG
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 12, 2022
The Federal Government on Tuesday revealed that 500 people have died as a result of the flooding across the country.
It said the flood has so far wreaked havoc in 31 States of the Federation and the FCT with over 1.4million persons affected.
The Federal Government also said several farmlands and houses have been damaged due to the impact of the flooding.The government however said it was early to estimate the economic loss since the impact is still being felt.
The Nation reports that the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development,Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo disclosed these while giving updates on the recent floodings.
He said the recently approved National Flood Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for Nigeria document by FEC will guide stakeholders in mitigating the impact of the flood.
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