ABOUT 2,430, 445 people were displaced by the 2022 flood disaster that ravaged different parts of the country.
Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mustapha Ahmed, gave the figure at the opening of a one-week strategic executive course for Nigeria Emergency Management Stakeholders in Abuja, today.
According to Ahmed, capacity building training was expedient at a time when the country was recovering from the impacts created by the 2022 flood disaster.
“The training 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. 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.
Also speaking, Director, Human Resource Management (NEMA), Mr. Musa Zakari, said that the training was apt as it would assist in re-examining new and efficient approach to disaster management.
“Rapid changes in climate has resulted in the increase in the frequency of natural disasters across the nation. Hence the objective of this seminar is to assist the agency and its critical stakeholders in providing unique international brand of disaster management education, training and simulation that can augment existing senior Officers training provision within the country,” he said.
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